Ian and I have chatted a few times about diversions in packages. It seems like it would be easier to look for packages that should divert (and don't), or do (and perhaps shouldn't :)) if the diversions were declared in the package rather than being done by turing complete code :). This is a long-promised email to kick start discussion about this. I don't have a proposed syntax at this point, but I was thinking a control file in the source such as debian/PACKAGENAME.diversions would be a good starting point - if thats able to record everything thats needed, even if the binaries stay as they are (doing diversions in the maintainer scripts) for now for compatibility this would improve things. -Rob -- GPG key available at: <http://www.robertcollins.net/keys.txt>.
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