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upgrade and name change

I just looked around a bit on my box via "dpkg -l"  and saw that I had
	archie, xarchieR6
	dvips, dvipsk
	fvwm, fvwmR6
	ghostview, ghostviewR6
	xdvi, xdvik
	xpm, xpmR6
installed. That is really quite some avoidable clutter.

Not that I am in favour of creping featurism---but could we find a means of
declaring in the control file that the installion of foobar should delete

What I can think of as a quick hack is the "Conflicts:" field but this still
forces the sysadmin the do it by hand. 

Better would be something along the lines of a field "Replaces:" with values
as for the "Depends:" field. Then dvipsk-5.58f-3, to pick one example, could
say "Replaces: dvips (<5.58f-2)" and my copy of dvips-5.58f-2 would have been
taken away automatically by dpkg.


Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca          http://qed.econ.queensu.ca/~edd 

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