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Re: May I temporarily move away a conffile of a conflicting package? [Repost]



On Sat, Apr 05, 2003 at 04:48:58PM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> > 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)
> 
> init script and cron-snippets are conffiles and "Conflicts" only
> guarantees uninstall but not purge.

Oh, you're not trying to get them both to install at once?
Replaces: exim, and have /etc/init.d/exim in both. You'll get standard
conffile handling.

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