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Re: testing release of Perl packages

*Darren/Torin/Who Ever... wrote:
> John Lapeyre, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >	I did apt-get install perl
> >and this upgraded a bunch of perl-5.004 packages.  Then I did
> >  apt-get install perl-5.005 .  This time, apt decided to install both
> >perl-5.005 , and perl-5.005-base.  Unfortunatley, I didn't notice that it
> >was going to remove all of the packages that depend on perl.  It removed 20
> >or so before I noticed and stopped it.  Unfortunately, I need some of these
> >packages, and I don't have an extra machine to play with.  Sorry I can't
> >help testing further.
> That's fine.  This is why it's experimental.  It should've told you that 
> it was removing the packages.
	Yes you are correct. I was not trying to complain.  

	a) it certainly did  warn me and give me a chance to abort.  I was
doing 2 things at once, and didn't read it.
	b) as you say, this is experimental, so I should expect bad things
may happen.

	I wish I had another machine so that I can test this out, and also
build my perl packages with the new installation.  I am going to have to
find a way around it.

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>,  lapeyre@debian.org
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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