On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 03:58:56PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: > Steve Langasek <email@example.com> writes: > > > Breaks support is present in the version of dpkg in lenny, and there > > are already multiple uses of Breaks in the archive now for unstable. > > The disclaimer about not using Breaks should be dropped. > > Yes. Also: > > --- a/policy.sgml > +++ b/policy.sgml > @@ -4443,12 +4443,6 @@ Build-Depends: foo [!i386] | bar [!amd64] > <heading>Packages which break other packages - <tt>Breaks</tt></heading> > > <p> > - Using <tt>Breaks</tt> may cause problems for upgrades from older > - versions of Debian and should not be used until the stable > - release of Debian supports <tt>Breaks</tt>. > - </p> > - > - <p> > When one binary package declares that it breaks another, > <prgn>dpkg</prgn> will refuse to allow the package which > declares <tt>Breaks</tt> be installed unless the broken Seconded. > I'm applying this for the next release of Policy. (I believe this is an > informative change that doesn't require seconds.) Cheers, -- Bill. <firstname.lastname@example.org> Imagine a large red swirl here.
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