On dist-upgrade, disable /etc/apt/preferences

Bug #283645 reported by Max Bowsher on 2008-10-15
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update-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: update-manager

Having an /etc/apt/preferences can somewhat mangle a dist-upgrade. As a complement to disabling third-party sources, it might be sensible for the dist-upgrader to disable apt preferences too. Since /etc/apt/preferences is a seriously power-user feature anyway, I think it would be fine to just tell the user what is being done, and that they need to fix is manually after the upgrade.

Changed in update-manager:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
matchett808 (iainmatchett) wrote :

I was looking for /etc/apt/preferences and it seemed to be non-existent...
what version of apt are you running?

Max Bowsher (maxb) wrote :

/etc/apt/preferences exists only if the user creates it.

matchett808 (iainmatchett) wrote :

ah alright, I'm not at home at the moment, but i can work up some code to be injected to the begining/end of the dist upgrade process can it call/have embedded bash?

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