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Re: glibc

On Apr 30, Christian Hudon wrote
> Hmm. What's wrong with having the new packages recplace/conflict the old
> ones? IMHO, we shouldn't use epochs unless they're really needed. And after
> all, the source base *has* changed, so I think it's fitting the binary
> package names change too.

There are two problems with having totally new packages.  First, users
have to be educated that the old packages have been replaced with new
ones.  Second, in the case of timezone/timezones, the /etc/timezone
conffile has to be moved from one package to another.  When I first
upgraded my system, dpkg didn't notice the conffile had moved and then
proceeded to delete it when I purged the old package.

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