Re: WARNING! (was: Re: New Perl Packages Released)
On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 12:08:33AM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
>On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 08:43:17PM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
>> There have been quite a few changes, so a dist-upgrade will be required
>> to install these.
>You didn't say that these few changes would cause a dist-upgrade to
>remove half the system.
Because they were not intended to do so, and demonstrably do not.
>There's no "Provides: perl5" in the transitional perl-5.6 package!!!
>Please, please, fix this by the next dinstall run. That will give
>people more than three days' notice to fix their packages!
The perl package provides perl5. The perl-5.6 transitional package
requires perl. People do not need to fix their packages immediately
(although should in time).
Note: the packages for non-i386 have not all been built as yet, and
since the dummy transition packages are arch "all", this problem will
manifest on such architectures until the binary packages are available.
I would have mentioned this caveat in my previous mail, however in truth
it did not occur to me at the time. My appologies.
Binary packages currently exist for: i386, sparc and ia64. alpha is in
incoming. A minor issue with powerpc should be resolved shortly.
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