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Bug#603966: aribas: request to unblock

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 09:10:03 +0100, Ralf Treinen wrote:

> The version of aribas in squeeze does not depend on emacsen-common,
> the one in lenny does. Both of these versions install fine, however
> when upgrading a lenny system (wihout any emacsen installed) to 
> squeeze we get the following:
> Preparing to replace aribas 1.63-2 (using .../aribas_1.64-3_amd64.deb) ...
>   ERROR: emacsen-common being used before being configured.
>   ERROR: This is likely a bug in the aribas package, which needs to
>   ERROR: add one of the appropriate dependencies.
>   ERROR: See /usr/share/doc/emacsen-common/debian-emacs-policy.gz
>   ERROR: for details.
>   dpkg: warning: subprocess old pre-removal script returned error exit status 
> 2
> Now this might be due to some overly eager check of dpkg. I didn't try to
> investigate this; the change in aribas_1.64-4 fixes this for the squeeze
> release without having to touch dpkg. As soon as we do not have to care
> anymore for that particular upgrade path we can turn the Pre-Depends back
> to Depends.
If the old prerm fails, dpkg should call new-prerm failed-upgrade.
Can't the error be handled there?


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