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Re: transitioning config files between two packages

On Tue, Sep 12, 2006 at 01:28:34PM +0200, Frank Küster wrote:
> sean finney <seanius@debian.org> wrote:

> > so the question is: what am i forgetting to do?  i'm guessing that the
> > problem has something to do with the original package still being
> > present (as a metapackage)?

> No, it's a general problem: dpkg won't notice that a conffile has been
> moved from one package to the other, no matter whether it declares
> "Replaces" or whatever.  There's simply no solution within dpkg at the
> moment.

Where do you get this?  Conflicts:/Replaces: has been used quite
successfully to transfer ownership of conffiles for, e.g., the Xorg
packages, without spurious prompts.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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