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Re: intent to rename vips7.10 -> vips

Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> writes:

> 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]

Seems like you'd need something like "Replaced-By:" so that an upgrade
process would know which new package to choose.


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