Re: Overlaps between bo and hamm
Richard Braakman wrote:
>So if someone has bible-kjv 4.00-1 installed, and upgrades to
>bible-kjv 4.00-5 and bible-kjv-text 4.00-5 in one dpkg run, it is
>possible for dpkg to try to unpack bible-kjv-text first, while
>bible-kjv 4.00-1 is still installed.
>Since dpkg does check conflicts before unpacking, those can be used to
>avoid problems with overlaps. Another header that can be used is
>Replaces, which tells dpkg that a particular overlap is safe and
>proper. In the case of bible-kjv, I think Replaces should be used.
The trouble is, bible-kjv-text and bible-kjv (>> 4.00-4) together make
up what was bible-kjv (<< 4.00-5); so I cannot use Replaces because I
would force dpkg to remove an essential part of the package pair. It seems
to me that Conflicts does the job properly.
>This is also why postgresql-dev should conflict directly with postgres95,
>rather than via its dependencies.
That I can do.
Oliver Elphick Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk
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