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Re: Suggesting new method to handle dpkg diversions

Goswin von Brederlow writes ("Suggesting new method to handle dpkg diversions"):
> What if each package could list all its current diversions in
> DEBIAN/diverions (i.e. in the control.tar.gz)?

This is in principle a good idea.  It does need thinking about quite
carefully to make sure everything happens just in the right order,
even when errors occur.

> I think most diversions could be handled this way simplifying the
> maintainer scripts and removing the risk of screwing it up. Dpkg would
> take care to install/update/remove diversions in the right order and
> packages could not leave old diversions behind by mistake.



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