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Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex

>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com> writes:

Chris> '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?

Chris> For example, if lyx depends on latex.  Unless tetex provides
Chris> latex, removing latex will fail due to it being required by
Chris> lyx.  Am I missing something?

This means once a package is released, other packages may depend on it
and therefore a replacement package has to carry the old package name
forever.  Doesn't sound too good to me.

Billy C.-M. Chow <cmchow@se.cuhk.edu.hk>
Department of Systems Engineering       
The Chinese University of Hong Kong    

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