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Re: Renaming a package

On Tue, May 30, 2006 at 04:12:31PM -0700, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> > Hm, that used to be a "magic" combination that would let dpkg do the 
> > right thing.
> I've heard this stated before, but if it was ever true, it's definitely not
> the case with apt (or with britney), and it's not mentioned in policy.  I
> suppose it's possible that dselect had some magic handling here that I've
> never seen, but at least for the majority of users, a package in this
> configuration isn't useful for transitioning, it's just broken, because it
> depends on a package that conflicts with it.

IIRC, the magic works (except it also needs provides:)... in the case
where there is *NO* dummy package.


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