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Re: anticipating the upstart migration

Eric Dorland <eric@debian.org> writes:

> * 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. 

Yes, but probably without being aware of it.

How do you tell them about it before the old init package is removed?


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