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Re: installing package twice only differing in debian version

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 10:13:58AM +0200, Andreas Metzler wrote:
> Jeremy Jackson <jerj@coplanar.net> wrote:
> > Is this supported?  Suppose the files between revs are named not to
> > conflict.  It would be nice to be able to install a new version of a
> > critical package, leaving the old one around while testing so you can
> > fall back to it, then later remove the old one.  The kernel and
> > postgresql come to mind.
> No, dpkg does not supported this (and imho shouldn't, because
> the added complexity is not worth the minimal gain. - How many
> packages with differ only in the version number contain no commom
> files?)

None, due to /usr/share/doc/<package>/copyright and changelog.Debian.gz.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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