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Re: dpkg Replaces: field (was Re: binary-alpha and binary-sparc directories)

Chris Fearnley writes:
> 'Dirk.Eddelbuettel@qed.econ.queensu.ca wrote:'
> >I had moaned about this weeks ago. You have to manually delete dvips after
> >installing dvipsk, xdvi after xdvik etc. A "Conflicts:" in debian.control
> >might have helped here. Or a new "Replaces:" field.
> Yes, this seems to me a good idea.  Conflicts involves too much
> administrator intervention.  Ian, can we have this feature in dpkg?

I could add a new feature, but perhaps you'd prefer just to use
dselect ?  It'll then all happen pretty much automatically.


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