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Re: how to fully replace another package

On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 01:32 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> The (still not uploaded) coldplug package conflicts+depends+provides
> hotplug. The issue is that since all the important parts of hotplug are
> conffiles they are not deleted when the package is removed, and this
> is bad (as in "the system will probably not boot" bad).
> Does a way to force purging the package exist?
> Is there anything else I can do, other than deleting the files in the
> hotplug postinst?

Aren't you missing "replaces"?


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