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Re: intent to rename vips7.10 -> vips

On Mon, Jan 17, 2005 at 03:53:58PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> On Tue, 18 Jan 2005, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > We really need to get dpkg/apt and dselect/aptitude working as designed.
> >   Not supporting auto-selecting packages like this, in spite of it
> > having been documented for years, is just embarassing.
> I agree, but I'm not sure that conflicts/replaces/provides is an
> elegant way of telling the package manager "this package is what
> this other package used to be".

According to Ian, a simple Replaces was originally intended to have
those semantics (in addition to suppressing warnings about overwritten
files). Conflicts/Replaces/Provides would indeed be overkill.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@debian.org]

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