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Re: [Release Notes] Use Woody's or Sarge's aptitude for upgrades?

I agree with Steve. Just add perl to the list. Who the heck would have
removed perl anyway? When I have a chance, I'll try upgrading my
system and see how it goes.

Andrew Donnellan

On 5/20/05, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> On Thu, May 19, 2005 at 08:17:49PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Wednesday 18 May 2005 02:47, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > > Is there a difference in packages removed if you run "aptitude install
> > > aptitude" instead of "aptitude install aptitude dpkg"?  I don't see any
> > > reason why dpkg needs to be upgraded first, unlike aptitude.
> > No, makes no real difference. I still need perl to keep my system at least
> > somewhat alive.
> Yes, of course.  I wasn't suggesting otherwise.
> > > If perl needs to be added to the list, I say to just add it.  People
> > > who have Prio: standard packages missing from their systems probably
> > > won't want to follow our advise to use aptitude, either.
> > perl was not missing on my system. It just needed to be upgraded along
> > with aptitude because of dependencies (no idea which). That upgrade had
> > to be forced by adding it in the install command.
> > Otherwise perl would be removed, taking half my system with it.
> > I think we will be getting two kinds of upgrade:
> > - servers or light desktops that can get by with just upgrading aptitude
> > - desktops with kde, gnome (from unofficial backports or not) that will
> >   have to look at the results of 'aptitude install aptitude' and decide if
> >   anything else is needed; perl probably is a prime candidate
> > I going to try to rewrite/reorganize chapter 4 of the release notes
> > somewhat on Saturday to see if I can make the upgrade instructions a bit
> > more organic.
> So you don't think it's reasonable to just list perl as a package to
> aptitude install prior to dist-upgrading?  I really can't imagine why
> someone who has stripped perl off of their system would care about the
> instructions in the release notes at all :)
> --
> Steve Langasek
> postmodern programmer
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