Re: RFS: figtoipe / difficulties with Replaces:
On Sat, May 17, 2008 at 03:48:03PM +0200, Alexander Bürger <email@example.com> was heard to say:
> Info for debian-devel: we try to figure out how to package figtoipe.
> Before version 6.0pre30-1, a version of figtoipe was included in the ipe
> package. Since then, figtoipe is a separate upstream package and also
> gone from the ipe .deb. A new version of figtoipe, which is improved and
> has fewer bugs than the one coming with older ipe versions, exists and
> shall be packaged for debian in a way that it can be installed together
> with any ipe version.
I don't understand the question enough, I guess. What's wrong with
the usual solution? i.e.,
figtoipe Replaces ipe (< 6.0pre30-1)
figtoipe Conflicts ipe (< 6.0pre30-1)
Using Replaces on its own seems bizarre to me. OTOH, some packages do
this; e.g., xfce4 Replaces xfce4-dev without conflicting with it. 
 you can get the full list with
aptitude search '?for x: ?replaces(?for y:?not(?x:conflicts(?=y)))'