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Re: anticipating the upstart migration

* Ian Jackson (ian@davenant.greenend.org.uk) wrote:
> Gustavo Noronha Silva writes ("Re: anticipating the upstart migration"):
> > The alternatives system is quite mature; it suffered from leaving
> > dangling alternatives, but that was ages ago...
> The alternatives system must not be used for any of the essential
> files of an essential package.
> This is because there must never be an instant where the system
> doesn't have (for example) /sbin/init; if the upgrade were interrupted
> at that point the system would be unbootable.

Shouldn't it be possible to move the alternatives around in an atomic
fashion? ln -sf bar foo.tmp ; mv foo.tmp foo . Or am I missing

Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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