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Re: It's Huntin' Season

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 10:55:53PM +0100, Nicolas Boullis wrote:
> Can't you test in preinst if this file is the one you shipped in the
> previous version ov the package ?

i suppose you could, but you'd have to have a list of each md5sum from
_each_ previous incarnation, since we don't know before hand the
previous version tht is being upgraded from.

> Please feel free to flame me if my suggestion is stupid.

if you ``optimise'' for the common case (ie: say going from 3.14-5 to
3.14-59) and check that md5sum _only_, then you can prevent a good
percentage of people from getting asked.

not a bad idea, if you can determine what a good percentage (20%? 80%?)
of target upgrade paths would be, and plan accordingly.


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