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Re: Autoinstall, upgrade, etc

Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On 2 Dec 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> >       Since we are keeping track of how a package is selected for
> >  installation (user action, or auto selected 'cause of dependencies);
> >  could we have notices (or red exclamation marks or whatever) show up
> >  if a package is being auto selected/removed in direct contravention
> >  of user action?
> I don't think this can actually happen ?

Certainly not for auto-removing of a package.

> >       For example, I have sudo put on hold (since the new versions
> >  of sudo fail to parse the config file); I would hate to have the
> We don't have a hold state only a keep state. Once a package is flagged
> 'keep' then that's it, there is no changing that [by deity, of course you
> can]. But you may only flag a package 'keep' if the package is installed
> and upgradeable. (see emails a week back on this)

I was actualy thinking that a dependancy would force it from 'keep' to
'inst' but the user would be warned of this by a message in the status
window, and on the installation screen.

> Behan: How do you want selecting an uninstallable package for installation
> handled and other issues with impossible installation situations that
> cannot be resolved automatically?

Give me an example of an "uninstallable package"?

I think my brain just crashed.  Nothing is working anymore.  I think
it's time to go home.

I won't be able to respond to any email until tomorrow night-ish.  I
have to stay home from work tomorrow to wait for the ADSL guys to come
and install my new toy!  8)  I'm so excited!



Behan Webster     mailto:behanw@verisim.com
+1-613-224-7547   http://www.verisim.com/

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