Re: S: workaround for dpkg replaces bug
I ran into this exact problem some time ago with elvis. What I did was
to create a bunch of zero byte files (think touch) and install them on
top of the files from the old package. I then deleted the files in the
post init script. This allowed dpkg to mark all files as removed from
the old package, but marked a lot of non-existant files as part of the new
package. I couldn't think of anything else that worked (except to conflict
with all the old stuff). The right thing is to get dpkg fixed. I submitted
a bug on this one a LONG time ago.
Erik B. Andersen Web: http://www.inconnect.com/~andersen/
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> the dpkg replace function works only for the first package listed.
> one of my package (isdnutils) replaces more than one package (vbox,
> isdnlog, xisdnutils). maybe someone has an idea how i can make sure,
> that these three packages are not installed ? (will something in
> preinst work ?). i have no idea what i can do, till this bug in dpkg is
> any help would be great.
> thanks, andreas
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