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Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex

Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com> writes:

> 'Guy Maor wrote:'
> >
> >Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com> writes:
> >
> >> One can use Provides to give dpkg assurances that the upgrade will
> >> work.  Conceptually this use of Provides differs from virtual
> >> packages.  The idea is that the new tetex packages should provide
> >> the old TeX packages so dpkg will allow the old tex packages to be
> >> replaced.
> >
> >Huh?  Where did you get the idea that dselect works in this fashion?
> For example, if lyx depends on latex.  Unless tetex provides latex,
> removing latex will fail due to it being required by lyx.  Am I
> missing something?

That's correct, but what you wrote initially is completely different.


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