Re: xapt created inconsistencies
On Mon, 2 Jul 2012 21:20:47 +0100
Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> In general, for a less stressful life with xapt, use a pbuilder chroot
> where the cross dependencies are thrown away. This is recommended in
> the xapt man page. There's a big section called Limitations in the xapt
> manpage which explicitly covers this.
> If you try to use xapt to upgrade -cross dependencies in place then you
> *will* get all the hassle you have thereby requested.
> xapt will generally break anything where you are expecting it to
> upgrade existing -cross dependencies unless you are v.v.v.v.careful.
> i.e. I routinely get away with it because I wrote the xapt code but most
> people won't because that would require xapt to be clever.
> Hint: never upgrade -cross dependencies. Yes, I did say never.
> Don't expect it to do clever stuff and you won't be disappointed.
OK, point taken. chroot, nothing clever, things will probably break
otherwise. Got it :)
> (If anyone thinks upgrading cross dependencies is easy, talk to some of
> the people working on MultiArch cross-build toolchains and cross-arch
I don't think this stuff is easy, hopefully I'm not coming across
Thanks for your input and for your contributions to Emdebian / xapt,
I've found both to be very useful and helpful!