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Bug#489132: lenny release notes, upgrade dpkg first

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 6:25 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:
> Package: release-notes
> Severity: important
> To work-around a problem that can happen in the perl 5.10 upgrade (see
> #479711), the perl scripts contained in dpkg (update-alternatives,
> dpkg-divert) have been modified... but for the work-around to be used, the
> new dpkg must obviously be installed first, before the dist-upgrade.
> Given that the new dpkg also supports triggers, we should probably also
> recommend to upgrade apt/aptitude at the same time otherwise those tools
> might be confused by the new package status...

Would it be better to just set pre-depends on the appropriate version
of dpkg in perl? That ought to ensure they are upgraded in the correct
order, even for people who don't read the release notes :)

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