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Re: update messages

On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 05:31:59PM +0000, Digby Tarvin wrote:
> It makes me rather reluctant to upgrade if some package that I have
> come to rely on might unexpectedly disappear - perhaps unnoticed
> until it is urgently needed...

Not to belabor the obvious, but no one seems to have pointed this out in
the remainder of the thread...

If you're using stable, there's no chance that a package is going to
disappear from your box unless you deliberately remove it, or deliberately
install something that conflicts with it and forces it off.  See the
definition of a stable distribution....

If you're using testing or unstable, implicit in that use is that you have
a modicum of clue.  If you have such clue, exactly how is this package
going to disappear?  You're actually going to be paying attention to what
dselect, or apt-get, or aptitude (shudder), or synaptic, or whatever, tell
you when you attempt to upgrade, and you won't give them permission to
remove it.

Aren't you?

> Another package I just noticed is missing since my dist-upgrade is
> xlockmore.

And there's the answer.  Obviously not.  Noticed *since* the dist-upgrade?
Why didn't you notice *before* the dist-upgrade?  It's not like you weren't
told.  For that matter, why did you give explicit permission to remove
packages by using dist-upgrade in the first place?

 Marc Wilson |     The longest part of the journey is said to be the
 msw@cox.net |     passing of the gate.  -- Marcus Terentius Varro

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