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Re: RFC: declaritive diversions

On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 06:40:37PM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
> 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.

I would like also some sort of tracking for diversions, because I found
broken diversions quite often on my development sid boxes. I have not an idea about
that, but some sort of dpkg logging would be nice for instance...

Francesco P. Lovergine

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