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Re: [Gnewsense-dev] gNewSense update: app-install-data-commercial

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [Gnewsense-dev] gNewSense update: app-install-data-commercial
Date: Tue, 11 Aug 2009 10:38:36 +0930

On Mon, 10 Aug 2009 21:09:19 +0200
Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

> Karl Goetz schreef:
> >> So far app-install-data-commercial hasn't been automatically
> >> removed from the systems that have it because it's still listed in
> >> the package index (although the package files themselves have been
> >> removed). So a way to solve this bug would be to add the package to
> >> the repo again, along with a fixed version (one that does the same
> >> in post-removal as in post-install). Then after a while, when we
> >> can assume that everyone got the update, the package can be removed
> >> properly from the repo, so that it gets removed cleanly from the
> >> affected computers.
> > 
> > Re-introducing the package so it only performs the list removals
> > could be a workable option.
> You mean removing the current packages and adding our own package
> with the same name and a bumped version but without payload, that
> only serves to counteract the effects of the original package? Very
> interesting idea. I bet it's not even as hard as it sounds to fit it
> into Builder. But I could be wrong.  :)

Exactly what I mean :)
its basically another metapackage, perhaps with a few if [badfile] rm
$file ;fi thrown in as needed.

Karl Goetz, (Kamping_Kaiser / VK5FOSS)
Debian contributor / gNewSense Maintainer
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