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

On Mon, 2019-05-13 at 11:52 +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> [re-sent with debian-release list address corrected...]
> 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.

This makes debian-security-support transitively essential, whereas it
used to be optional.

Is "Conflicts" not strong enough?


Ben Hutchings
For every complex problem
there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.

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