Re: Renaming a package
On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 11:42:30PM +0200, Vincent Danjean wrote:
> Daniel Kobras wrote:
> > Method B
> > Package: oldpkg
> > Depends: newpkg
> > Files:
> > /usr/share/doc/oldpkg -> /usr/share/doc/newpkg
> > (and nothing else)
> Does not this hit another bug in dpkg ?
> It seems that empty old directories cannot be replaced by a
> symlink without special pre/postinst script to help. My package
> catched this bug and I had to workaround it (see #362487).
You are correct, though it is sometime considered a feature.
In this case, this means that oldpkg preinst must remove
Imagine a large red swirl here.