Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
'Chow Chi-Ming wrote:'
>>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Fearnley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>Cris> I suspect that using a Replaces and a Provides
>Chris> (no Conflicts) will replace everything whose filename hasn't
>Without conflicts in tetex the system would be in a mess after
>upgrading, because we would have all the old TeX packages _and_ the
>new tetex packages installed at the same time. There will also be
>leftovers from the old TeX packages that may interfere with teTeX.
Yes, this is a problem. But it too can be solved. A combination of
tetex providing 0 byte replacements of the leftovers (I called it
detritus in another note) and cautious use of rm and rm -rf in tetex's
preinst, should do the trick. The Replaces flag takes care of any
files that tetex has and are also in the old-tex.
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