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Re: Packages removed from testing

On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 10:40:13AM -0500, Ben Collins wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 09, 2001 at 11:31:37PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> >   lilo     |   1:21.6-2 | source, i386
> Without these, it pretty much makes testing uninstallable using current
> boot-floppies. Is that really the intention of testing? Does removing
> these really help anything other than your numbers?

disks-<arch> is empty in testing, so the 'official' way of getting testing
will be via upgrading. Unfortunately, the lilo in testing will wreck your
configuration and very probably leave you with a system that doesn't boot
unless you manually repair the damage. So, yes, removing lilo indeed helps.
It's in the interest of everyone upgrading to woody who doesn't want to be
left with a fscked up system.


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