[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: rebooting constantly after upgrading packages

From: Johannes Eickhold jeickhold at gmx.de
Date: Fri Sep 1 16:05:42 EEST 2006
Am Freitag, den 01.09.2006, 15:18 +0300 schrieb Kuosmanen Tuomas
> On Fri, 2006-09-01 at 09:26 +0200, ext Rainer Dorsch wrote:
> > I appreciate that apt-get is there. It allows me to login into the device from 
> > my PC and work with the device like I am used to from debian or ubuntu boxes.
> There is one important thing to remember: Just because it has apt-get,
> does not mean it  *IS Debian*. Assuming it works like debian in every
> sense will be a bad mistake currently. It contains stuff and tools from
> debian, but it's not the same thing.

Sorry, but it is a bad idea [tm] to deliver a tool thousands of people
(users of debian-based distros) are used to work with on a daily basis
and then tell them it behaves different here and should NOT AT ALL be

I wonder what your options are...

1. Change the situation and make apt-get upgrade usable by providing
sane stable packages in repository.maemo.org which are always usable on
the device too.

2. Provide a different repository which only contains packages meant to
be installed on the device.

3. Patch apt-get to refuse to work when the upgrade option is given.

There are a number of pros and cons attached to these options and
probably there are even more.


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