Re: emacs -> emacs19. Why?
On 27 Jun 1998, Steve Dunham wrote:
> I think it discovers changed names if you do a dist-upgrade. I found
> this out when I threw experimental into my "sources.list". When I did a
> dist-upgrade apt replaced dpkg with adpkg, a change which is very
> difficult to reverse. (adpkg has a lot of overlaps with dpkg, and
> instead of using diversions, it just rewrites "dpkg.list".)
This is simple to explain. adpkg is essential, all essential packages must
be installed [dist-upgrade assures this]. adpkg replaces and provides dpkg
- but it does not conflict, which means any dependencies on dpkg will be
satisfied because dpkg is still installed.
If adpkg is as dangerous as people say then we should remove it from
experimental. Personally I wouldn't even use experimental with APT till it
gets a correctly formed packages file, that includes all packages and has
an Architecture field.
As far as APT guessing replaces, it doesn't.
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