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

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote:
> 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.

I want them as separate packages, to keep this functionality:
1 running exim3
2 apt-get install exim4
3 test exim4, doesn't like it
4 apt-get install exim
5 exim v3 runs again.
              cu andreas
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