2198Re: [nslu2-linux] [Bug 17] Changed - ipkg upgrade - bad number / not downgrading package
- Oct 31, 2004
> ----- Posted by mpechner at 3:12 PM on 2004-10-31 -----No, but the problem had a simple workaround, which was listed in the bug report.
> You have to expect some like to this. Do you think because you announce 2.x that people will just move?
And be very aware, that as soon as 2.x goes into beta, then most of
the core development team will no longer be running 1.x any more and
any bugs in 1.x that do not occur in 2.x will probably get a very low
priority by that team (although the CVS for 1.x will still be open for
anyone else to submit patches).
There are a number of alpha testers who are running 2.x on their
production slugs right now, and the upgrade path from 1.x has been
tested (2.x uses exactly the same packages as 1.x).
> I have data I depend on as well as many other users of this great software.Yep, and this bug has no effect on your ability to use Unslung
firmware to manage your data.
Remember also, that Unslung is in beta. You don't get guarantees of
backwards compatibility with beta software (although we will be making
every attempt to ensure that Unslung 2.x is completely backwards
compatible with Unslung 1.x, and this is one of the reasons for the
long alpha period for Unslung 2.x). If fact, you don't get any
guarantees at all with GPL software. But don't be afraid of this, as
the development system for Unslung is open to anyone to contribute, so
bugs are usually found and fixed very quickly (especially when they
are critical bugs, which this particular one is not).
> This issue should be fixed. It is happening to be. At least, revert back to the working versions.Please submit a patch (I did note in the bug report response that a
patch would be welcome). This is a community project, not a
commercial product with a support contract. You get out of it what
you put in.
And I don't understand your comment about reverting back to the
working versions. We have made no changes to the ipkg script with
respect to this functionality. The simple fact is that that script is
not intelligent enough to parse the version numbers in the packages.
I expect that the real fix (assuming this problem still exists in
Unslung 2.x) is to change all the version numbers of all the packages
to suit the ipkg program better.
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