Re: upgrading from 0.93R6 to 1.1 beta
>>>>> "I" == Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
I> I don't know if dftp (or dpkg-ftp for that matter) support
I> dependencies and/or pre-dependencies (the latter are required for a
I> smooth upgrade to the ELF system).
The current dftp doesn't (I haven't used dpkg-ftp). Currently dftp's
better for incremental upgrades (or getting all the new packages so
you can do it by hand with dpkg), rather than a complete overhaul.
If dpkg supported something like dpkg --dependencies foo.deb (does
it?) then it would be fairly easy to handle the simple cases of
package install reordering.