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Re: Bug#41025: Upgrading pcmcia-cs when using ethernet card

On Thu, 8 Jul 1999 Jason Gunthorpe <jgg@ualberta.ca> wrote:

> On 9 Jul 1999, Olaf Meeuwissen wrote:

> > I depend on a PCMCIA ethernet card for my network connection.  When
> > upgrading `pcmcia-cs' all PCMCIA services are (have to be?) shut down.
> > This effectively cuts my network connection.  As a result, ftp-ing the
> > package or accessing it on an remote file system is no longer possible
> > and the upgrade fails miserably.

> This is 'not our problem' if you are using network connectivity to install
> packages and upgrading pcmcia breaks it then you should talk to the pcmica
> people to get them to do something about it (maybe do as apache does)..
> Messing up APT to support such a special case is not going to happen..

Okay, I see your point and will file a bug report for pcmcia-cs.
However, since apt-get does do ftp and http, it could try to be a bit
smarter about upgrading networking packages.  If upgrading them breaks
ftp or http, apt-get will be pretty much broken too.

Olaf Meeuwissen                              Shinshu University, Japan

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