[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: [maemo-users] 'Locking down' software installation

From: Levi Bard taktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktaktak at gmail.com
Date: Thu Feb 15 22:02:19 EET 2007
> Yes, and I actually see this as a feature, since there is no "apt-get
> upgrade" functionality in the Application Manager.  Users would get
> the newer vesion of cairo by accident, when they install or upgrade a
> non-hidden package that depends on cairo.

Semi-related: how about an "Upgrade All" button on the "Check for Updates" page?

> Not exactly: we do not only want to control which individual packages
> you can install, but also which combinations.  Say there is a new
> version of cairo, but we figure out that we also need to upgrade the
> internet radio applet since it had a bug that--by chance--wasn't
> triggered by the old version of cairo.  So we want to only support the
> new cairo together with the new radio applet.
> With a version locked meta package, we can make sure that the user
> gets the right combinations of packages.

Wouldn't you just use standard dependencies for this?  Make the new
radio applet depend on the new cairo?

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