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Re: anticipating the upstart migration

* Matthias Julius (lists@julius-net.net) wrote:
> Eric Dorland <eric@debian.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.

Sure, but then they are explicitly taking that risk. 

Eric Dorland <eric@kuroneko.ca>
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