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Re: It's Huntin' Season

"John H. Robinson, IV" <jhriv@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> 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.

Could do it using the potato version as the one I check for.

Thanks!  I'll consider doing this.


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