Re: anticipating the upstart migration
Eric Dorland <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> - If you set up the alternatives in preinst, then there is a time when
>> the symlink exists but the pointed binary hasn't been unpacked yet ->
>> unbootable system.
>> - If you set up the alternatives in postinst, there is a time when there
>> is no /sbin/init at all -> unbootable system.
> The second case is only true if the init providing packages conflict
> with each other, which I don't think would necessarily be the case.
It would also be true if the admin chooses to deinstall tho old
package and install the new package at the same time.