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On Thu, May 20, 1999 at 08:47:22AM -0400, Ben Collins wrote:
> This was not supposed to go out until Wichert got back and some details
> were settled, but with all the talk about redoing dpkg, I felt it necessary
> so that there weren't any duplication projects started and things didn't get
> complicated.

> There is a project underway to build a new package manager. It is being
> called DPKGv2, not simply because it wants to replace dpkg. This is aimed
> at package management in general, and across distributions other than
> Debian's. Yes, we hope it will replace the current package manager, as dpkg
> will retire sooner or later.
> Please do not ask for any details, please don't ask to help, please don't ask

I'm surprised by this attitude; you seem to be suggesting that others
should not attempt a replacement, as yours already has Wichert's blessing.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB (ex-VK3TYD). 
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