Re: Summary of Package Overlaps
Guy Maor wrote:
> Juan Cespedes <email@example.com> writes:
> > I don't think this is enough; it should be checked against
> > packages in `bo' too.
> Yes, if we want to remove the --force-overwrite flag from hamm,
> examples like this need to use Replaces if the move is legitimate.
I think the specific case of xless and linux86 should have xless
Replacing and Conflicting with linux86, since linux86 is an obsolete
package. (Unless the proper solution is, as I suspect, to remove the
regexp.3 manpage from xless.)
If a file has moved from one package to another, wouldn't versioned
Conflicts and Replaces be the best solution? There is a paragraph
in the packaging manual that forbids them:
A Conflicts entry should almost never have an `earlier than' version
clause. This would prevent dpkg from upgrading or installing the
package which declared such a conflict until the upgrade or removal of
the conflicted-with package had been completed. This aspect of
installation ordering is not handled by dselect, so that the use
Conflicts in this way is likely to cause problems for `bulk run'
upgrades and installations.
However, I hope we plan to solve the installation-ordering problem
before 2.0. The paragraph above seems to address the wrong side of
the problem. ("Doctor, it hurts when I do like this." "Well don't do
like that then.")
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