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Re: dummy packages and "Replaces:" field

On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 07:22:28PM +0300, Brian Nelson wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 23, 2005 at 12:02:44PM -0400, Roberto C. Sanchez wrote:
> > 
> > Right.  However, what I would like is to be able to do it *without*
> > using dummy packages.  I think that what I want is not possible without
> > dummy packages.  That is where I see a problem.  The current
> > Replaces/Conflicts mechanism doesn't handle it all well.  
> It's not designed nor intended to do what dummy packages do.  It's meant
> to be used in cases where two packages don't coexist, so installing one
> automatically removes the other.

OK.  That is what I am looking for.  I want to completely replace the
two packages that cannot coexist with the new icewmcp package.
Currently, I must use dummy packages for that, correct?

Roberto C. Sanchez

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