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Re: Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

On Thu, 03 Jul 2008, Bryan Donlan wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> > Package: release-notes
> > Severity: important
> >
> > To work-around a problem that can happen in the perl 5.10 upgrade (see
> > #479711), the perl scripts contained in dpkg (update-alternatives,
> > dpkg-divert) have been modified... but for the work-around to be used, the
> > new dpkg must obviously be installed first, before the dist-upgrade.
> >
> > Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
> > recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
> > might be confused by the new package status...
> Would it be better to just set pre-depends on the appropriate version
> of dpkg in perl? That ought to ensure they are upgraded in the correct
> order, even for people who don't read the release notes :)

Hum, this might be possible indeed. We don't like frequent use of
Pre-Depends but this one might be justifiable. Ccing -devel for comments
and perl@packages.debian.org as they'd have to do it.

I'd like to also note that dpkg conflicts with the old version of
apt/aptitude, so this will also force the upgrade of apt/aptitude.

Raphaël Hertzog

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