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authorZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2008-06-17 06:01:04 +0000
committerZac Medico <zmedico@gentoo.org>2008-06-17 06:01:04 +0000
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Add note about bug #226505.
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+* The pkg_postinst phase is now called after the previous version of a
+ package has been removed. As a consequence, it is no longer possible
+ to call has_version in pkg_postinst to detect whether the current
+ install operation is an upgrade or downgrade. If this information is
+ needed during the pkg_postinst phase, do the has_version call in an
+ earlier phase (such as pkg_preinst) and store the result in a global
+ variable to be accessed by pkg_postinst when it is called. Bug #226505
+ tracks all issues related to this phase execution order change.
+
* Blockers are now resolved automatically in many more cases
than before. When it's safe, blocked packages are uninstalled
automatically so that users are no longer inconvenienced with the