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Re: Comments regarding pink-pony_1.3.1-2_i386.changes

2013/9/15 Markus Koschany <apo@gambaru.de>:
> On 15.09.2013 19:33, Miriam Ruiz wrote:
>> 2013/9/15 Markus Koschany <apo@gambaru.de>:
>>> I had a brief look at pink-pony's control file and I think it is more
>>> reasonable to use Breaks and Replaces instead of just Conflicts, so that
>>> the package manager can find a better solution for an upgrade or
>>> installation.
>> I understand Breaks, but why Replaces?
> I think the simplest but not necessarily most convincing argument is:
> "because Lintian says so" :)
> http://lintian.debian.org/tags/conflicts-with-version.html
> However all Lintian warnings stem from the policy and at
> http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html#s-replaces
> it says "Normally, Breaks should be used in conjunction with Replaces."
> And there is also an example for splitting the package foo in foo and
> foo-data and that's exactly what had to be done with pink-pony.

Is there any situation in which either Breaks or Replaces could/should
be used alone? or shall they always be used together?


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