Re: Renaming a package
Daniel Kobras <email@example.com> writes:
> 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
That would require parsing the dpkg status database after ever dpkg
run. I'm not sure (and hope not) that is done.