Bug#80573: should replace grafix
On 00-12-27 Peter Palfrader wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Dec 2000, James LewisMoss wrote:
> > Package: grafix-dev
> > Version: 1.6-1
> > Severity: normal
> > or maybe conflict. dunno. anyway. here's log.
> [Summary for people on -qa:
> old package: grafix
> new packages: grafix1 (Replaces: grafix)
> grafix-dev (Depends: grafix1)
> grafix-dev should conflict with grafix, (at least this is what
> I think currently :-).
No, I think those files that are in both package, should only be in one
package. I think the -dev package would be the appropriate one.
> But I have another question I hope people on -qa can answer:
> How is upgrading supposed to work?
> Let's say I have grafix installed and run an apt-get dist-upgrade.
> IMHO it should upgrade grafix to grafix1, but I could not get it
> to work with several mixes of Conflicts, Replaces and Provides.
You need to have a "Replace: grafix" and a "Conflicts: grafix".
"Provides" is useful for virtual package but not for upgrading.
> Perhaps we need an updated (and empty) binary grafix that depends
> on grafix1? How long would we keep that binary around?
No, that's bad style.
> > Bleh. paste added spaces at the begining of each line.
> :set noai
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