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Re: Renaming a package

Andreas Fester <Andreas.Fester@gmx.de> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> Daniel Kobras <kobras@debian.org> writes:
> [...]
>>>> Unpacking replacement lincvs ...
>>>> Selecting previously deselected package crossvc.
>>>> Unpacking crossvc (from .../crossvc_1.5.0-1_i386.deb) ...
>>>> (Noting disappearance of lincvs, which has been completely replaced.)
>> That means all files in lincvs have been replaced by crossvc.
>> But how can that be? Shouldn't there be a
>> /usr/share/doc/lincvs/Changelog.gz or /usr/share/doc/lincvs -> crossvc
>> link left in lincvs?
>> Or is that really intendet so the dummy package uninstalls (disapears)
>> on its own?
> Thats how I understand this approach. Since lincvs only contains the
> /usr/share/doc/lincvs -> crossvc link, and crossvc also contains the
> same link, the link will be taken over by crossvc after it has been
> installed, so that nothing remains left from the old (dummy) package.
> A nice and clean approach IMHO, but its unfortunately blocked by
> the bug discussed earlier in this thread...
> Regards,
> 	Andreas

If that bug actualy gets fixed that will be a nice way to replace


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