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Re: splitting packages - Huston, we have a problem.



In article <19981025173105.H27747@debian.org>,
Joseph Carter  <knghtbrd@debian.org> wrote:
...
>However, there is currently no way to know what package something came from=
>!=20
>I just found out the only problem a friend had with X was that he was using
>apt and didn't realize the package had split and so when he did apt-get
>upgrade it only upgraded part of his X configuration.  He was also hit by
>the netstd/telnet split.
>
>We need some kind of line in control that apt/dselect understand to tell
>them that the packages just split.  dpkg probably doesn't need to know/care
>about it.

This is one intended purpose of Replaces.  Surely the new packages
declare Replaces on the old ones ?  It's definitely on the wishlist
for dselect to automatically select package A if a new version of it
or new package of it appears which Replaces an existing and installed
B.


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