[Piuparts-devel] Bug#668713: piuparts: install dependencies, snapshot, install, purge, verify-snapshot

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Thu Jul 12 08:18:49 UTC 2012

On 2012-05-14 15:31, Holger Levsen wrote:
> On Samstag, 14. April 2012, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
>> This could catch postrm scripts that do too much, affecting other
>> packages. Such errors are probably hidden if the deps are purged, too.

> Sounds good. Actually can't this just be the default behaviour by adding

I did a few tests (and filed a few bug reports already) and found the
following problems that need to be addressed:

* the test should be skipped for packages that are part of the base
chroot, but not essential/required - purging them fails :-)

* needs to handle packags on dependecy cycles
  - currently install deps(p) installs p, too
  - removing p removes the depcycle(p), too
  => there is an unwanted delta in the chroot

* we need another list of excludes or some other mechanism to ignore
modified logfiles that are owned by deps(p), modified by installing p
and only purged by purging deps(p), e.g. fontconfig.log


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