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Re: Order of package removal

I was looking through documentation yesterday and came across
something that seemed to imply that this was possible:

  apt-get remove foo +bar

Which I think was going to remove foo and install bar.


On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 03:43:52PM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Hello,
> Is it possible to combine removing one package with purging an other one
> in the same apt (aptitude, whatever) run, by any means?
> I am asking this because of the following problem: Some conffiles of
> packages depending on tetex-base (font packages) cause trouble if the
> data files, the fonts, are not installed. Therefore the conffile
> (possibly changed by the maintainer, or even deleted) must be saved away
> outside /etc/texmf when the package is removed, and be restored when it
> is installed again.
> I am trying to provide a common directory for all such packages in the
> tetex-base package. This directory, /var/lib/tetex, would be generated
> in tetex-base's postinst script, with a README file in it, and removed
> upon tetex-base's purge *if* it doesn't contain saved conffiles of other
> packages.
> If it was possible to combine removal of such a font package with
> purging of tetex-base, it would be important to know whether the calls
> to "postrm remove" of all packages are guaranteed to be finished before
> "postrm purge" is called for the first package (because then I would be
> in trouble, and would have to move the "saving away" to the prerm
> scripts of the font packages). If such a combination is impossible,
> however, I need not bother.
> TIA, Frank
> -- 
> Frank Küster
> Inst. f. Biochemie der Univ. Zürich
> Debian Developer

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