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Re: building new perl-versioned packages

*Darren Stalder wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >Le Mon, Jun 28, 1999 at 02:44:25PM -0700, Darren/Torin/Who Ever... écrivait:
> >> Developers will have to build their packages with perl-5.004 first.
> >> This is because if you install perl-5.005 with the --force-conflicts,
> >> you can't use apt-get anymore.  Since apt-get doesn't allow you to say
> >> "Do it anyway!", people would have  choice of having anything depending
> >> on perl installed or building 5.005 packages.
> >
> >We can't manage something like that, we must switch to perl-5.005 right
> >now. 
> >
> >Developers can install perl-5.005, compile their package, upload them
> >and then remove perl-5.005 again until everything is upgraded.
> This is my reluctant conclusion.  But people aren't going to like it...

  If I understand correctly.  I can get perl-5.005 and perl-5.005-base, and
install with dpkg --force-conflicts.  Then compile my packages (using that
environment variable mentioned in an earler post).  Then I can simply purge
the two 5.005 packages and apt and dpkg will think my system is OK again.
  I don't think thats too much trouble, especially if having the 5.005
packages installed doesn't break the system in the meantime, except that
the package managers think its broken.

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

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