[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: installing a package from "Config-files" state earlier than the most recent stable release

On 16 Jun 2006, Frank Küster told this:

> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org> wrote:
>> On 14 Jun 2006, Steve Langasek outgrape:
>>> Just like there's no guarantee that saying "no" to a conffile
>>> prompt when upgrading across stable releases will give you a
>>> usable package.
>> I prefer in that case not to install the new version of the
>> package; since questions can be missed in a dist-upgrade.  Some of
>> my packages default to not upgrading unless some questions are
>> answered affirmatively -- so the end result is still a working
>> package (as long as the dependencies still exist).
> How do you achieve this?  The conffile questions are displayed after
> the new package is unpacked, so isn't a failing postinst all you can
> get?  How do you get back to the old version?

        I ask the questions in preinst.

"Absolutely nothing should be concluded from these figures except that
no conclusion can be drawn from them." Joseph L. Brothers,
Linux/PowerPC Project
Manoj Srivastava   <srivasta@debian.org>  <http://www.debian.org/%7Esrivasta/>
1024D/BF24424C print 4966 F272 D093 B493 410B  924B 21BA DABB BF24 424C

Reply to: