Re: mass RC bug filing: data splitting
Josip Rodin <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 12, 2004 at 01:26:12AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
>> Are you confusing Conflicts&Replaces with replacing all files in another
> Using both Conflicts and Replaces on the same package version _is_
> replacing all files in another package. RTFM.
Policy says the opposite, please reread 7.5.1 and 7.5.2.
7.5.1 describes Replaces as used to allow overwriting and taking over
files in another package (if this happens to all files in the other
package this package is marged uninstalled automatially and its postrm
is run with argument disappear).
OTOH if two packages Conflicts *and* Replaces with each other one of
them is properly removed (no overwriting files, postrm uninstall) and
afterwards the other is installed, see 7.5.2.
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