Re: The "Replaces:" Field
On Wed, 05 Feb 2003, Tore Anderson wrote:
> * David Lloyd
> > I don't know if this is the right forum to ask, but I want to replace:
> > lloy0076@cirith:/usr/share/apps/ksplash/pics$ ls
> > splash_bottom.png splash_top.png
> > splash_active_bar.png splash_inactive_bar.png splash_top.png.backup
> > Replaces: kdebase
> You don't want to do that, then your package would make apt de-install
> kdebase upon installing your own.
Actually, he did it right. "Replaces" means it replaces some files in that
package. A full package replace is done by having the three of "Replaces,
Conflicts and Provides".
> You're looking for `dpkg-divert'. Alternatively, you could ask the KDE
That is far better a solution than using "Replaces" anyway.
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