RE: of backports and dist-upgrade - Debian

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  1. RE: of backports and dist-upgrade

    Hi,

    It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.


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    > -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
    > Van: Emmanuel Kasper [mailto:emmanuel.kasper@openforce.com]
    > Verzonden: Thursday, September 11, 2008 2:59 PM
    > Aan: Debian Isp
    > Onderwerp: of backports and dist-upgrade
    >
    > Hello
    > I want to install trac (0.11.1-2~bpo40+1) from backports. When I
    > upgrade
    > to Lenny who has trac (0.11.1-2), what will happen ? Will the upgrade
    > process upgrade the package to Lenny's or leave it untouched ?
    > I'd like to hear from others who use backports in the case of server
    > upgrade.
    > Thanks
    > Manu
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  2. Re: of backports and dist-upgrade

    Sander Klein schrieb:
    > Hi,
    >
    > It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.


    btw:
    > apt-cache policy trac


    shows which version would be installed.

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  3. Re: of backports and dist-upgrade

    On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:25:57 +0200, S.Klein@pictura-dp.nl said:

    > It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a
    > lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.


    True, but if you do automated updates, be careful - some of the Sarge
    backports were later upgrade to post-Etch package versions, which caused
    some problems for people who migrated Sarge->Etch some time after Etch's
    release. (IMO, backports should NOT do that, but they did and, so far as I
    know, they have not said they won't do the same in future).

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  4. Re: of backports and dist-upgrade

    On Wed, 17 Sep 2008, Emmanuel Kasper wrote:
    > Keith Edmunds schrieb:
    > > On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 15:25:57 +0200, S.Klein@pictura-dp.nl said:
    > >
    > >> It will be upgraded to the Lenny version because 0.11.1-2~bpo40+1 is a
    > >> lower version number than 0.11.1-2. That's what the '~' is for.

    > >
    > > True, but if you do automated updates, be careful - some of the Sarge
    > > backports were later upgrade to post-Etch package versions, which caused
    > > some problems for people who migrated Sarge->Etch some time after Etch's
    > > release. (IMO, backports should NOT do that, but they did and, so far as I
    > > know, they have not said they won't do the same in future).

    >
    > This is an interesting information. I guess it means if you have debian
    > version N installed, as soon as version N+1 is released, you have to
    > uncomment backports from your sources list if you don't want to get
    > packages from N+2.


    That depends on just how well the backport repositories' metadata is set up,
    apt can, and DOES track the target release of a package.

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