Bug#667599: Bug#662746: Bug#667599: dolfin-dev: fails to upgrade from squeeze - apt does not find an upgrade path
mehdi at dogguy.org
Thu Apr 5 19:28:19 UTC 2012
On 04/05/2012 09:00 PM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 5, 2012 at 17:38:22 +0200, Mehdi Dogguy wrote:
>> On 0, Andreas Beckmann <debian at abeckmann.de> wrote:
>>> during a test with piuparts I noticed your package fails to
>>> upgrade from 'squeeze'. It installed fine in 'squeeze', then the
>>> upgrade to 'wheezy' fails.
>>> Ouch! apt shouldn't remove the package that is to be tested (and
>>> can be installed in clean wheezy without problems).
>> Exactly, *APT* should not do that... why is this reported against
>> dolfin? I tried to reproduce this bug with aptitude instead of
>> apt, and it seems that aptitude is a bit smarter than apt as it
>> doesn't remove dolfin-dev but offers to upgrade it to the newer
>> IMO, this bug should be reassigned to APT. It also happens with
>> mingw-ocaml (see #662746). I'm CC'ing APT maintainers to have their
>> input on this kind of issues.
> NAK. Packages in wheezy need to upgrade cleanly within the
> constraints of squeeze's apt.
Can you please tell me where did you read that?
Besides, it is always good to understand why APT is doing it wrong and
we can still update apt in squeeze if it has a bug (it is not like we
didn't do this sort of things in the past).
Mehdi Dogguy مهدي الدڤي
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