[Piuparts-devel] Bug#784218: piuparts: Please document how to test upgrades of split packages

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Wed May 6 11:18:34 UTC 2015

On 2015-05-04 11:15, Fabian Greffrath wrote:
> no, but it gave some valuable pointers and I think our concerns are
> similar enough to merge both bugs. 
> However, even after dozens of retries with different parameters, I

Would have been helpful to give these command lines ...

> didn't get it to do what I expected. It either straightforward installed
> the package from the local repo, because that had the higher version
> number 1.0-2 (if used with the -a option) or it persisted to install
> only the package from the Debian mirror, because of the "game=1.0-1"
> command line passed over to apt-get.
> I did not get it to first install the package from the Debian mirror,
> then upgrade to the package from the local repo.

That is definitively possible to test ...

--distupgrade-to-testdebs will be needed, perhaps with one or two
-d <distro> options (even '-d sid -d sid' could work)


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