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Re: be careful with Replaces, please

On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, Yann Dirson wrote:

> 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 ?

Nope, didn't seem to be flagged for install on my end.  I would have
suggested keeping the same name and conflicting with the versions of dump
and quota that would have depended on the libraries.

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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