coinst-upgrades [options] -o file control-file1 control-file2
coinst-upgrades takes as input two Debian control files corresponding to two versions of a Debian repository and output a report listing all packages that coult be installed together in the initial version of the repository (specified by control-file1) and that can no longer be installed together in the final version of the repository (specified by control-file2), and explaining why they can no longer be installed together.
If the control files are compressed, they will be automatically uncompressed by the tool.
- --break sets
Specify that some packages does not have to be compatible any longer
and that the corresponding issue should be omitted from the report.
is a comma-separated list of sets of packages. Each set is either a
list of binary package names separated by a vertical bar symbol |, or
a wildcard~_ standing for any package.
We explain this option through examples.
You can write
to state that package
does not have to remain installable.
But it is usually better to indicate that the package should remain
installable but that it is fine if it is no longer installable with
some other packages:
You can be even more precise and specify that two given packages can
become incompatible, but that any other incompatibility should be
Finally, you can use the vertical bar symbol to factorize several sets
means that package
does not have to remain installable together with
- --debug name
Activate debug option
to list available debug options.
- -help, --help
Print a usage message briefly summarizing the command-line options.
- -o file
Write the report to this file.
- --popcon file
Use popcon data from this file to order issues.
AUTHORCoinst-upgrades has been written by Jérôme Vouillon.