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Re: [RFC] Changing APT to pre-depend on ${shlibs:Depends}


On 2011-04-27 14:53, Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> I hereby request comments on changing APT to pre-depend on
> ${shlibs:Depends}.

>         When we upload a new version of APT, depending on a newer
>         library version (due to new symbols, whatever), and APT gets
>         unpacked before the library, the system's ability to upgrade is
>         broken, unless you fix it manually via calls to dpkg.

First, this statement is not true because other package managers exist.

Second, why the APT's ability to upgrade is broken under these
conditions? Unless I'm missing something, the upgrade cannot be
started in the middle of another upgrade [1].

And, "I'll upload if there is no strong objection" is probably
void, because Debian policy requires consensus, not a nonexistance of a
strong objection.

I object to this change.

[1] If we count the situation for resuming broken upgrade, there is a
some chance you'll have to call dpkg manually or some hacks
to proceed anyway.

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer

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