Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex
>>>>> "Chris" == Chris Fearnley <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Chris> 'Guy Maor wrote:'
>> Chris Fearnley <email@example.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
>> Huh? Where did you get the idea that dselect works in this
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Department of Systems Engineering
The Chinese University of Hong Kong