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Re: Mass bug filing for missing conflicts

Francesco P. Lovergine wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 01, 2004 at 12:54:58PM +0100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> > * Frank Lichtenheld <djpig@debian.org> [2004-10-01 02:50]:
> > > Today I started writing a script to identify missing conflicts (needed
> > > because of file conflicts) in the archive semi-automatically.
> > 
> > Great work!  Can you make that script available somewhere (maybe we
> > should also commit it to the qa repository).  Next time we should do
> > this a little bit earlier before a release, but good work anyway. ;)
> Adding a Conflicts in control file, could be not the best option anyway.
> A few programs has just casually the same name. I personally missed
> the issue with manuals in the old aolserver and the little athena-jot
> utility. Best solution is renaming binaries, but that could
> unfortunately breaks things elsewhere and in users scripts :-/
> Ideas?

Then rephrase the bug report:

Add a conflict
Rename the offending file
Add a replaces (and conflict) line



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