Re: May I temporarily move away a conffile of a conflicting package? [Repost]
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On Saturday 05 Apr 2003 15:10, Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 11:22:54AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> > Currently the exim4-packages cannot provide /usr/sbin/exim (only
> > /usr/sbin/exim4) because exim v3's init script up to version 3.36-4
> > uses something aequivalent to this to check whether it should do
> > anything: [ -x /usr/sbin/exim ] || exit. If you had exim v3
> > uninstalled (but not purged) and installed exim v4 and it contained
> > /usr/sbin/exim both init-scripts would try to run a daemon. The
> > same applies to the cron-snippets.
> > The exim3 init script in sid has already been changed to use
> > another test that recognizes exim v3 properly but this doesn't help
> > the users who will upgrade from woody to sarge (when it is stable),
> > switching directly to exim v4 without installing eximv3 from sarge
> > first.
> Conflicts: exim (<< 3.36-4)
Which doesn't help at all. With this conflict, installing exim4 on a
machine which previously had an old (bad) exim3 package installed will
remove (but not purge) exim3. Which is the whole problem.
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