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Re: how rpm does it (Re: Dpkg Update Proposal)


>>>>> Joey Hess writes:

 JH> What happens if you try to install version bar of a package while
 JH> version foo of that same package, which contains files of the
 JH> same name, is installed? Rpm will happily overwrite version foo's
 JH> files.


 JH> What happens if you then remove version foo? I'm not sure, it's
 JH> been a while ;-).

It deletes all the files that belong to version foo.  If they overlap
with the contents of another package (or a newer package), then rpm
will happily delete the overlapping files, too.

Yes, this causes people grief.  Yes, dpkg is better in this regard.

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