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Re: dummy packages and "Replaces:" field

On Fri, Jun 24, 2005 at 09:52:34AM -0300, Margarita Manterola wrote:
> So, if we had a new header to indicate that this is the
> "drop-in" replacement of the old program, it could work, right?
> Which should this new header be?  
> "Substitutes:", "Supersedes:", "Takes-Over:", "Drop-In Replaces:",
> "Follows:" ?

Since there should be a unique replacement that old and new package
maintainer(s) agree on, I think the old package (the one being
replaced) should have the header.  (Perhaps "Replaced-By:" ?)

Eric Cooper             e c c @ c m u . e d u

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