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Re: RFH: dropbear initramfs support

On Mon, Jun 01, 2015 at 03:52:55AM +0200, Guilhem Moulin wrote:
> On Sat, 30 May 2015 at 11:39:31 +0100, Simon McVittie wrote:
> > So in this case you might have:
> > * dropbear-bin (executable, private libraries if any)
> > * dropbear (init integration goo) Depends: dropbear-bin
> > * dropbear-initramfs Depends: dropbear-bin, Suggests: dropbear
> Makes sense indeed, thanks for the tip.  Another issue is that users
> might miss the split when upgrading the ‘dropbear’ package, and be left
> with an unbootable system.  Would a debconf warning with priority
> critical be enough to tell them that they might want to install
> ‘dropbear-initramfs’ as well?

Or perhaps, make 'dropbear' a transitional package that depends on both
dropbear-daemon and dropbear-initramfs.  This would make upgrades safe,
without any debconf warnings that might not be received and/or read.

If you're attached to the nonqualified name, you would be able to use it
for non-transitional purposes again in buster.

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