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Re: Doesn't a new version replace the previous one?

On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 17:29:57 +0200, Christian Jodar wrote:

>> I've
>> got the program and we run it from time to time - but I think there's
>> some dispute over whether it should be run everytime or not.
> IMHO, best way to do that would be to have a cron job for this that would
> scan packages and remove then if one of these conditions are present:
> * Version number <= current - number
> * (Version number > current - number) && (package is too old)
> What has to be defined is when a package is too old (the delay to keep
> it) and also the number of version to kept in the repository.
> (number = 2) should be enough I think. We will have only current version
> and previous one.
> For the delay, I don't know how much it should be.

Very Very Dumb Question : Those of you qualified to discuss such things DO
keep dependency hells in mind, don't you? One such eventually made my then
much favorite browser (Galeon) unusable. And I believe it has been known
to happen with other apps -- AbiWord a/o Epiphany, maybe?

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Dillo 0.8.4, Opera 8.0, Firefox 1.0.3, Epiphany 1.0.4
Remember that I have little idea what I am talking about.

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