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Re: be careful with Replaces, please

Scott K. Ellis writes:
 > BTW, is there a particular reason that e2fsprogs got renamed to
 > e2fsprogsg?  This seems to be the biggest chance to completely screw over
 > someone's system in all of Debian now.

Yes: e2fsprogs used to contain shared libs, on which dump and quota
depend. Thus, e2fsprogs was assumed to be a package with libc5 libs,
and I could not keep the name, without breaking dump and quota on a
hamm upgrade.

I thought that, e2fsprogsg being essential, would be flaged for
installation as soon as it appears in the available packages. Is this
not the case ?

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