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Re: Upgrade procedure for tetex

On Sat, 1 Mar 1997, Chris Fearnley wrote:

> I think tetex should be removed from bo and the old tex reinstated.
> The new packaging scheme is incompatible with a smooth upgrade process
> and I haven't seen (nor been able to conceive) of any way to fix
> tetex before the code freeze. Any thoughts I have that /might/ work
> (renaming all the tetex packages to names compatible with the old
> tex in such a way that upgrading is possible) are extensive enough
> in nature that risking keeping tetex in the distribution seems very
> unwise to me.

I think this is a bit hasty.

A simple solution would be to get rid of the "Replaces:" lines in the
control file and just have "Conflicts". Then put instructions on how to
switch from the old tex packages to tetex in the Description field.


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