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Re: RFC: some new deb package flag: "upgrade-conflicts"



On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 10:25:19PM -0500, Graham Wilson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 01, 2002 at 11:10:38AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > To stop a package being upgraded automatically, you can change the
> > package name.
> [snip] 
> > I don't really see any reason why the same approach that is used for
> > shared library ABIs will not also work for any other ABI.
> 
> for packages as small as bogofilter polluting the package name space
> like that is not really worth it, especially since the change is so
> small.

Straw man. It's no smaller than some libraries, and probably doesn't
change as frequently. And it's not polluting the namespace, it's
remaining within its *own* namespace. No unrelated package should ever
use a name like "bogofilter3" when there is a "bogofilter" package.

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