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Re: Adding postgresql as pre-depends for gitlab

On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 06:20:06PM +0530, Pirate Praveen wrote:
> Currently #859200 is open as rc bug as upgrading postgresql and gitlab
> together fails.  gitlab installation and updates need to write to database
> (currently only postgresql is supported).  I'm planning to add potgresql
> to pre depends, but policy mandates discussing it here first.

Pre-Depends are for dependencies that need to be present when the package's
preinst script is run, or before unpacking, and for no other purpose.

So independent of the other objections raised, this should at most be a
depends, not a pre-depends, since there is no reason to be configuring a
database in a package preinst.

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