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Re: Potato to Woody dist-upgrade problems

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 08:00:43PM -0600, Adam Heath wrote:
> This is a bug, plain and simple, with the x dependencies.  I do not care
> if Branden says otherwise.  An upgrade should not remove functionality.  End
> of story.

How about this:

xfonts-remote: Dummy package for if you happen to have no fonts locally

xserver: Depends: xfonts-base | xfonts-remote

It could even include a post-inst question asking you where your font server
is and automatically add it to your xfree config.

> > Having said all that, it appears (and I haven't tested this yet) that
> > installing the latest/greatest version of apt/dpkg will provide the
> > installation tools to make the correct decissions on an upgrade. That is,
> > none of these problems appear when apt and dpkg are upgraded before a
> > dist-upgrade. In past releases, the need to upgrade the installation tools
> > before the install have been heavily advertised. If that is the case here,
> > then it definitely needs to be made known at release time.
> Woody is not released yet, so, ...

See my other message about the possibility of a Recommends in the release
file. Ofcourse, someone needs to implement it and that probably won't happen
before woody is released anyway.

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@svana.org>
> Terrorists can only take my life. Only my government can take my freedom.

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