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Re: WARNING! (was: Re: New Perl Packages Released)

On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 05:30:07PM -0800, Joey Hess wrote:
> Julian Gilbey wrote:
> > AAARGH!!!!
> > 
> > You didn't say that these few changes would cause a dist-upgrade to
> > remove half the system.
> > 
> > There's no "Provides: perl5" in the transitional perl-5.6 package!!!
> Package: perl
> Provides: perl5, data-dumper
> The upgrade works fine here.

polya:~ # apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  adduser alien apache apache-common autoconf automake build-essential
  cvs-buildpackage cygnus-stylesheets debhelper debian-test debiandoc-sgml
  debmake debsums devscripts dh-make doc-base docbook docbook-stylesheets
  docbook-to-man docbook-xml docbook2man docbook2texi dpkg-dev dpkg-ftp
  dpkg-perl dpkg-repack dupload dwww fvwm-common gnome-bin gnome-core gv
  html2ps info2www jade jadetex kernel-package latex2html libapache-mod-perl
  libapache-mod-ssl libcgi-perl libcgi-pm-perl libdevel-symdump-perl
  libdigest-md5-perl libhtml-parser-perl libhtml-tagset-perl
  libi18n-langtags-perl libkpathsea-perl libmime-base64-perl libnet-perl
  libnet-telnet-perl libsgmls-perl libterm-readkey-perl
  libterm-readline-gnu-perl libterm-readline-perl-perl libtext-format-perl
  libtimedate-perl liburi-perl libwww-perl lintian mailagent mailtools
  musixtex opensp openssl perl-5.004 perl-5.004-base perl-5.004-suid
  perl-5.005 perl-5.6 perl-tk perlmagick pidentd psgml psptools rpm rvplayer
  sgml-base sgml-data sgml-tools sgmlspl sgmltools-2 sp ssh-nonfree sysutils
  tetex-extra tetex-nonfree weblint xaw-wrappers xaw3dg xbel xfig 
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  perl-doc perl-modules perl-suid 
The following packages have been kept back
  kernel-image-2.2.17 net-tools 
56 packages upgraded, 3 newly installed, 93 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 47.3MB of archives. After unpacking 109MB will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] n
polya:~ #

But interestingly, if I use dselect with the APT backend, everything
goes OK.  I'm not sure where the descrepancy lies.  (dselect wants to
install perl, but apt-get dist-upgrade on its own doesn't.)



         Julian Gilbey, Dept of Maths, Queen Mary, Univ. of London
       Debian GNU/Linux Developer,  see http://people.debian.org/~jdg
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