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Re: Bug#194515: ITP: debdivert -- Debian packaging aid to create patch packages

Andreas Metzler <ametzler@downhill.at.eu.org> writes:

> I still don't get why you wouldn't simply generate a modified version
> and install it _instead_ of the original package, unless foo also
> include a switch-debdivert-foo package that enables to choose to
> switch to officila package faster than 'dpkg -i official.deb'

I can kind of see this.  If your modified version has the same name as
the original, you might end up accidentally upgrading to a version
without the desired changes.  On the other hand, if it has a different
name, it cannot be a full substitute because dpkg still doesn't
support versioned provides.

Aaron M. Ucko, KB1CJC (amu at alum.mit.edu, ucko at debian.org)
Finger amu@monk.mit.edu (NOT a valid e-mail address) for more info.

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