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Re: how to implement a renamed package


On Sat, May 05, 2001 at 10:23:47PM -0500, Ben Burton wrote:
> Hi.. I've never done this myself, but I'm sure I've seen it happen in the 
> past:  If you're replacing foo with newfoo, you upload a new dummy package 
> foo that contains absolutely nothing, but depends on newfoo.  This way 
> apt-get upgrade will get the latest (empty) foo and thus drag in newfoo with 
> it.

Many thanks. That is probably the best solution currently possible.
I will do it this way, and will request the removal of the dummy package from
the archives after a sufficiently long transition period.


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