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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.

Brendan O'Dea                                        bod@compusol.com.au
Compusol Pty. Limited                  (NSW, Australia)  +61 2 9810 3633

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