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Re: Mistake in postrm preventing functioning of newer package (stable/testing/unstable)

On Fri, Sep 09, 2011 at 12:54:32PM +0200, David Paleino wrote:
> On Fri, 9 Sep 2011 12:42:11 +0200, sean finney wrote:
> > Another option, as awful as it sounds, is to nuke (or surgically modify)
> > the postrm script of the old package from the preinst of the new package.
> > You would need to support that until the current stable was rotated out
> > through oldstable.  Yes, awful.  But I've seen it done before...
> I didn't think to that, and it seems the only solution to ensure clean
> upgrade paths.
> I'll use the 'old-version' parameter passed to preinst on upgrade, and check
> if it's less than the current version in sid.
> Will someone kick me hard if I go this way? :)

I still have such code in man-db.preinst (albeit for upgrades from rex
or so, but I don't believe in dropping upgrade compatibility :-) ), so I
at least would have no grounds for doing so if you get it right ...

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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