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Re: Something like Pre-Depends for Suggests


Dne Mon, 19 Oct 2009 17:09:17 +0200
Josselin Mouette <joss@debian.org> napsal(a):

> Pre-Depends would certainly not solve the issue. Actually, a simple
> Depends would be enough, since the server would be started by
> mysql-server.postinst, always executed before phpmyadmin.postinst.
> Furthermore, it is a common mistake to believe that Pre-Depends can make
> a package available at debconf time; IT WILL NOT be available at that
> time. Only essential packages can be used from .config scripts.

At debconf time only questions are asked (if dbconfig-common is
available), the configration happens at postinst time. The problem is
that dbconfig-common requires running server at postinst time, what can
not be guaranteed if phpmyadmin and mysql are installed together. For
some reason this bug has been reported about 30 times in Ubuntu while
only once in Debian.

	Michal Čihař | http://cihar.com | http://blog.cihar.com

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