Re: How to force an update if package names changed?
Hendrik Frenzel <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> i got a question regarding package updates.
> If I have a source pack-1.1 from which some packages including
> pack-gui-lang-de-1.1_2 (Provides: pack-gui-lang) are build.
> Now i want to build the languages in seperade packages say
> pack-lang-de-1.1. How can it be done to force an update between the
> package from the main source (pack-gui-lang-de-1.1_2) to the package
> from the seperated lang source (pack-lang-de-1.1_?)?
> Provides: pack-gui-lang-de, pack-gui-lang
> Conflicts: pack-gui-lang-de
You forgot Replaces as suggested in policy.
> doesn't seem to work, since the old pack-gui-lang-de packages are still
> Any hints?
> Thanks in advice
Create a dummy package for the old one that Depends on the new and add
a versioned Conflict to the old one.
Saddly that is the only way to make sure it gets updated.