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




Sean Whitton:
> Hello,
> 
> On Mon 13 May 2019 at 11:52AM +00, Holger Levsen wrote:
> 
>> [re-sent with debian-release list address corrected...]
> 
> Also resending.  Sorry.
> 
>> 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.
> 
> I didn't think we supported upgrades from anything but the latest point
> release of the previous stable release?
> 
> My belief is based on the release notes saying that you should upgrade
> to the latest point relesae first.
> 

My understanding is that we prefer that upgrade paths works regardless
of which minor version of the stable release you upgrade from (to the
extend possible).

Thanks,
~Niels