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Re: Timeout replaces netatalk in stable ?

Stefan Hornburg <racke@linuxia.de> schrieb:

> On Fri, 21 May 2004 14:34:28 +0200
> Frank Küster <frank@debian.org> wrote:
>> Stefan Hornburg <racke@linuxia.de> schrieb:
>> > Hello, fellow developers and timeout maintainer !
>> >
>> > Can someone please explain why timeout replaces netatalk in stable !?
>> The changelog
>> http://packages.debian.org/changelogs/pool/main/t/tct/tct_1.07-9/changelog
>> says it:
>> tct (1.07-6) unstable; urgency=low
>>   * Added proper Conflicts and Replaces against netatalk for timeout.
>>     Closes: Bug#112219.
>> Further explanation can therefore be found in
>> http://bugs.debian.org/112219.
> Conflicts might makes sense, but Replaces doesn't. I can see no hint in
> the package description that timeout supplies netatalk's features.

Ah, I see your point. It should be either Conflicts or Replaces. With
conflicts, it's clear. With Replaces, it would be the first of the two
uses of Replaces, Policy 7.5.1 Overwriting files in other packages:

| However, if the overwriting package declares that it Replaces the one
| containing the file being overwritten, then dpkg will replace the file
| from the old package with that from the new. The file will no longer
| be listed as "owned" by the old package.

But then it should not conflict with netatalk (and the timeout binary
should of course have the same functionality).

Regards, Frank

Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie

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