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
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 <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org