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

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of revenge
dig two graves.
They underestimate me.
 -- a softer world #560
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