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Re: Bug#279232: Perl related upgrade problems woody -> sarge

On Sat, Nov 20, 2004 at 03:11:34AM +0100, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> I had a hard time reproducing it. I'm not sure yet, but a good trigger seems
> to use aptitude (I usually take the one from sarge by upgrading there,
> didn't tested it with the one from woody yet) and do the upgrade in interactive
> mode, not by calling aptitude dist-upgrade. I wasn't able yet to reproduce it
> either with apt-get dist-upgrade or aptitude dist-upgrade, only in interactive
> mode. Seems that the install order produced by the dist-upgrade algorithms
> usually avoids the problem. @submitters: do you remember how you did the
> upgrade?

I can reproduce it at any time on my machines using "apt-get dist-upgrade",
clients were installed via FAI, so I can setup a test-system and extract

> - Tell people to update perl first. I don't know if this works, this would
>   require further testing. And why we have dist-upgrade in the first place
>   when people can't use it :(

not really an option for people like me who are admins for a lot of machines
and who depend on non-interactive updates...

> - Tell people to ignore the error and just let them run apt-get -f install
>   after it occured which IME always worked well. If it really only happens
>   when using aptitude interactively this may even be acceptable, but should
>   nevertheless our last ressort if all other solutions turn out to be
>   uglier :/

been there, done that: uninstalls nearly half of the system... (2G of space
will be freed)

c u

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