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Re: fixing debian-security-support upgrades from stretch (for good)

On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 11:32:36AM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> hi,
> so there is "#928172 debian-security-support: fails to upgrade from 'testing':
> dpkg: error: error executing hook" which happens when base-files is upgraded
> before debian-security-support (but doesnt happen if d-s-s is upgraded first...)
> So I think this can only be fixed properly (=without asking people to
> upgrade to the latest stretch pointrelease but instead allowing upgrades
> to buster from *any* stretch pointrelease) by adding a "pre-depends:
> debian-security-support (>= 2019.04.25)" to base-files in buster.

Please no, this would make debian-security-support essential de-facto.

We should allow debian-security-support to propagate to testing first.

Then I can just add a Breaks: debian-security-support (<= version-in-stretch)
in base-files.

Please tell me what's wrong with that.