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Re: dummy packages and "Replaces:" field

** Eric Cooper ::

> 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:" ?)

I disagree. This is not economic in terms of # of uploads... forces you to give a new (last) upload for the old package, which would be even larger than the dummy package upload.


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