Re: Bug#644788: Bug#654116: RFH: screen -- terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > 1) Let the preinst maintainer script make a copy of the old screen
> > binary, provide a script to clean up this mess afterwards,
> > inform the user via debconf about the issue and his
> > possibilities (where the copy of the old screen is, etc.).
> > Disadvantage: It's a non-dpkg-managed mess.
> I strongly recommend this solution, along with a proper debconf notice.
> /tmp is a good choice because the next reboot will automatically clean
> up everything (and obviously the old binary will not be needed after
> a reboot).
Thanks for that hint. This sounds better (and especially less messy)
than I thought! :-)
> > 2) Make screen 4.0.3 and screen 4.1.0 installable at the same time,
> > i.e. give them different source and binary package names.
> This would require a great amount of work
I fear so, yes.
> to fix a tiny problem which presents itself just for the length of
> the upgrade process, if at all.
Correct. It's an option nevertheless, so I mentioned it.
Thanks for your insight!
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