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.