[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: PROPOSED: new package: xinit

From: Jules Bean <jules@jellybean.co.uk>
> On Thu, Oct 25, 2001 at 03:30:56AM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > Thus, doing 
> > 
> > # apt-get install apt dpkg
> > # apt-get dist-upgrade
> > 
> > before doing the upgrade would be successful, but just doing 
> As I recall, that has been a recommendation in previous versions. (The
> dpkg update, at least).
> I wonder if it's sufficiently sensible that apt should offer to do it,
> on dist-upgrade? 'New versions of apt and dpkg are available,
> installing these first'.

What it really needs to do is install all the _dependencies_
of the new versions of apt and dpkg first. I tried doing
apt-get dist-upgrade from stable to testing, and it got hung up
when it installed the new version of apt before installing
libdb3, which is used by apt. I ended up having to download
the libdb3 deb and install it manually with dpkg -i.

Ron Steinke

Reply to: