Re: And now for something completely different... etch!
"Bernhard R. Link" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> But the problem is that for this to work this way, you have to support
> downgrades. With a more complex scheme supporting redowngrades (i.e.
> upgrading and downgrading again when no user-made changes were done)
> would be needed.
> This has to be supported on a per package level in order to work. Many
> packages are boring enough a normal downgrade will work, but there are
> enough cases like databases to be converted to a new format or even
> only some reodering of some symlinks, that are not trivially revertable.
I always assumed that if downgrading didn't work, it was a bug; is this
Occam's razor split hairs so well, I bought the whole argument!