Re: dpkg divert in preinst scripts
On Sat, Apr 10, 2010 at 10:24:02AM +0100, Neil Williams wrote:
> Having the divert in the preinst is *always* racy - the only reason it
> doesn't show in typical Debian is because the packages doing the
> diverting are not part of the base install.
Specifically, Essential packages may not solve their file conflicts
among each other by diverting, and there is no use case for that in
In principle, base system packages can use diversions, it just happens
that there are none.