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Re: how to fully replace another package

On Mon, 2005-08-22 at 21:41 +0200, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> On Aug 22, Ben Armstrong <synrg@sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
> > > The (still not uploaded) coldplug package conflicts+depends+provides
> > > hotplug.
> > Aren't you missing "replaces"?
> Yes, what I actually meant was "conflicts+replaces+provides".
> My original question still stands:
> > Is there anything else I can do, other than deleting the files in the
> > hotplug postinst?

Divert?  But policy says something about diverting a conf file not being
handled properly by dpkg.

Which conf files blow things up?  The reason I ask is, if it's an init
script, it should be written to exit if the appropriate binary isn't


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