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Re: Renaming a package

On Fri, Jun 09, 2006 at 02:15:06PM +0100, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Daniel Kobras writes ("Re: Renaming a package"):
> >  but the alternative patch to dpkg is quite simple (see
> > below). Alas, it changes current behaviour.
> I don't think it this patch is correct as is, but something similar
> might not be unreasonable if it had to be turned on with a command
> line option.

[Context: When renaming a package, can we make use of dpkg's feature to
disappear the old package on upgrade?]

So you're thinking of 'dpkg --configure --dont-fail-if-not-installed'
that could be used by default in apt? What about teaching apt to remove
a package from the list when it goes into state not-installed during



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