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> 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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