On Fri, 30 Nov 2012, Don Armstrong wrote: > On Fri, 30 Nov 2012, Guillem Jover wrote: > > I was thinking about non-apt frontends, not just using dpkg > > directly. The main issue here is that the metadata does not > > guarantee what you want to do, and as such other non-apt frontends > > are not required to prepare the upgrade transaction in the same way > > as apt (and I'm not even sure it would be safe to expect that > > behaviour from apt, even if it's what it's currently doing). > > I'll test it again with aptitude and see if it also works. If it > doesn't, the documentation in deb-triggers should really be updated, > as it currently suggests the exact solution I implemented.
I just tested it with aptitude, and it works fine. I haven't tested it with dselect or synaptic, but considering that the release notes either specify using apt-get or aptitude, I don't know if it's worth it to test more. If we discover a problem, it would certainly be possible to hack around the problem in the preinst and disable the noawait triggers, but since it fixes a slightly more problematic issue, I'd rather keep it if we possibly can. Don Armstrong -- They say when you embark on a journey of revenge dig two graves. They underestimate me. -- a softer world #560 http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=560 http://www.donarmstrong.com http://rzlab.ucr.edu __ This is the maintainer address of Debian's Java team <http://lists.alioth.debian.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/pkg-java-maintainers>. Please use debian-j...@lists.debian.org for discussions and questions.