Re: RFS: figtoipe
On 17-May-08, 04:30 (CDT), Vincent Bernat <email@example.com> wrote:
> [This message is about using Replaces without Conflicts]
> I am not sure either. As you noted, the policy does not say to not use
> it alone, but this just seems odd to me. Let's hope that someone else
> will enlighten us on this matter.
While it doesn't apply to this specific case (in which a diversion
would seem to be the correct choice), here's how Rplaces and Conflicts
Package B "Replaces" package A: when B is installed, any files that are
also in A will be taken over by B, and removed from A's list of owned
files, so that if A is later removed, it won't delete the files that B
replaced. Non-conflicting files remain with package A.
Package B "Conflicts" with package A: dpkg will prevent you from
installing them at the same time.
Package B "Replaces" *and* "Conflicts" with package A: when B is
installed, any files that are also in A will be taken over by B, as in
the "Replaces" only case. In *addition*, any remaining files in A will
be *removed*, and package A will be considered removed from the system.
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
world. -- seen on the net