Re: can Breaks be used already? (was Re: Opinions sought: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?)
On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 04:28:24PM +0000, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Steve Langasek writes ("Re: can Breaks be used already? (was Re: Opinions sought: mlocate appropriate for Priority: standard?)"):
> > I think you mean that Ian Jackson always recommends upgrading apt and
> > aptitude prior to performing dist-upgrade. :) The release notes haven't
> > always recommended this, because in the past there have been occasions where
> > doing so ran into problems related to glibc/kernel circular deps.
> No, I don't make any such recommendation, at least to users :-).
> But yes, I do think it would be a better state of affairs if we
> decided that users ought to do the upgrade with the new package
> installation toolstack, and supported that properly.
Maybe with the new symbols thing in dpkg-shlibdeps, the new package
installation toolstack would not depend on the new libc... but there's
no guarantee for that, unfortunately :-/