Re: Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 220.127.116.11) for dpkg-maintscript-helper okay?
Raphael Hertzog writes ("Re: Pre-Depends: dpkg (>= 18.104.22.168) for dpkg-maintscript-helper okay?"):
> Of course, the pre-depends become mostly irrelevant when the version in
> oldstable supports it but that's not the case yet. And it's not unusual for
> people to try an upgrade that skips a release... even if we don't officially
> support it, it's not a reason to break them when there's no really need to.
Indeed so. I have done many many skip upgrades; they usually work
well (although I've wimped out on etch->wheezy).