[Piuparts-devel] Bug#359154: --install-remove-install as default

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Dec 3 17:52:32 UTC 2011

On 2011-12-03 12:12, Holger Levsen wrote:
> Hi,
> On Montag, 28. November 2011, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>>> shouldn't --install-remove-install be the default then? As it will always
>>> catch more errors, and never less, or?
>> I didn't think about this carefully, yet. For the install-purge test it
>> may be so, but for all the upgrade tests it changes behaviour
>> significantly.
> Why? "install, remove, install, upgrade, remove, purge" should never catch 
> less errors then "install, upgrade, remove, purge" ?!

Possible missed error: Some completely braindead maintainer scripts ...
'postrm purge' fails if 'postinst configure' has never been in upgrade
mode ...

> As I see it, the only thing we need to make sure is, that these new tests 
> don't catch _too many_ of these errors, making the more important once less 
> visible. But then, these errors are pretty important I'd say and I also don't 
> expect too many to show up. 

I'll setup a second variant of sid next week and run it with this
version, so lets have a look how the difference looks like.


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