[DRE-maint] Bug#498700: Missing upgrade path from libdb4.2-ruby1.8 to libdb-ruby1.8
michi at uiae.at
Sun Sep 21 14:11:17 UTC 2008
On Sat, Sep 13, 2008 at 12:22:28PM +0200, Michael Schutte wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 01:19:58PM +0200, Frans Pop wrote:
> > Package: libdb-ruby1.8
> > Version: 0.6.5-1
> > Severity: serious
> > Justification: Causes unclean upgrades
> > I have dhelp installed on a Lenny system, which depends on
> > libdb4.2-ruby1.8. After upgrading the system at some point I was left
> > with libdb4.2-ruby1.8 still installed as "obsolete package".
> > At first I thought this was some temporary inconsistency in testing, but
> > I now find that libdb4.2-ruby1.8 has been renamed to libdb-ruby1.8,
> > which provides the old package.
> > However, it seems that no upgrade path is provided to ensure that users
> > that already had the old package installed will get the new package.
> > Only if libdb-ruby1.8 is selected manually will the old package get
> > replaced.
> The obvious fix (dummy transitional packages) is in our SVN; it’a bit
> ugly, but seems to work. It certainly deserves a second pair of eyes, I
> might easily have missed something.
Could someone please check and upload?
Michael Schutte <michi at uiae.at>
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