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:firstname.lastname@example.org