Re: Renaming a package
On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 04:12:31PM -0700, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hm, that used to be a "magic" combination that would let dpkg do the
> > right thing.
> I've heard this stated before, but if it was ever true, it's definitely not
> the case with apt (or with britney), and it's not mentioned in policy. I
> suppose it's possible that dselect had some magic handling here that I've
> never seen, but at least for the majority of users, a package in this
> configuration isn't useful for transitioning, it's just broken, because it
> depends on a package that conflicts with it.
IIRC, the magic works (except it also needs provides:)... in the case
where there is *NO* dummy package.