[Pkg-postgresql-public] release-notes: Purging uninstalled packages

Niels Thykier niels at thykier.net
Mon Nov 24 18:28:14 UTC 2014

On 2014-11-24 16:00, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
> On 11/24/2014 07:31:19 AM, Karl O. Pinc wrote:
>> Attached is a patch that a) simplifies the language by cutting
>> out words.  b) adds a little additional explanation.
> I've not tried the documented upgrade process 
> (https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/amd64/release-notes/ch-upgrading.en.html#newkernel)
> but I
> believe there's a serious problem here having to
> do with recommending that a purge takes place
> _before_ system reboot.
> 1st, the old kernel, although upgraded, will still
> (AFICT) be running.  Trying to purge a running kernel
> is ungood.  The purge of the kernel must be delayed
> until after reboot.
> [...]
> Regards,
> Karl <kop at meme.com>
> Free Software:  "You don't pay back, you pay forward."
>                  -- Robert A. Heinlein


I am not particular concerned with the kernel.  Due the to check you
mentioned yourself, you have to manually approve of removing the running
kernel.  If the user removes the running kernel, it is not like purging
it will make it much worse.

That said, we could move this to a "pre-upgrade" text.  From my point of
view, the primary idea with this, is to ensure that people do not have
old broken init.d scripts lying around on the system (that breaks the boot).


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