Please provide apt/python-apt multiarch backports

Bug #899281 reported by Michael Vogt on 2011-12-02
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Lucid Backports

Bug Description

This a bit of a unusual request.

In order to perform a upgrades from lucid to precise we will have to have a apt/python-apt/libapt stack that supports the new multiarch. The user will have to install the new apt first, then he/she can run the upgrade. The release-upgrader will do that automatically.

I prepared new packages for this here:

This contains three source packages:
- apt: a pretty straightforward backport of the apt from oneiric (that has a incompatible ABI)
- python-apt: a backport of the apt from oneiric without the py3 parts and with the deprecation warnings disabled
- libapt-pkg4.8: the regular souce package apt from lucid-updates modified in a way that it only build the two libapt-{pkg,int} shared libraries. This ensures that the different ABI of the new apt does not cause package lucid packages to break.

Note that libapt-pkg4.8 is optional, we don't have to add it for the release upgrader to work, but its probably a good idea for normal users of the lucid-backports pocket.

Please let me know your thoughts and testing feedback is also welcome!

I'm happy to write a proper changelog entry for each of the packages and do the upload myself once you are happy with it.


Michael Vogt (mvo) wrote :

This is under re-investigation now after discussion on #ubuntu-release

Changed in lucid-backports:
status: New → Incomplete
Michael Vogt (mvo) on 2011-12-07
Changed in lucid-backports:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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