[maemo-developers] Optification breaks package on upgrade from non-optified older version

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Thu Oct 15 17:41:19 EEST 2009
ext Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> writes:

>> Uninstalling and re-installing the package fixes this problem, but I
>> assume there will be lots of users upgrading from the current version
>> in Extras (non-optified) to some optified version in the future, and
>> they won't just try to uninstall and re-install it and assume that the
>> application is at fault :/
>> Is it possible to fix that problem somehow? Or should I just disable
>> optification?
> What's the practical difference between upgrading and
> removing-then-reinstalling?  (It probably shows that I haven't read the
> "maemo-optify and python apps" thread.)  Maybe you could fix the upgrade
> problem by writing a suitable preinst script?

I will have a close look at this soonish.  Right now I assume that we
need to 'fix' dpkg somehow to get over this, but hopefully not.

In any case having upgrades break because of maemo-optify is of course
quite severe and I/we need to fix this 'asap'.
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