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Re: RFC: Idea for improved diversions and alternatives handling

Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org> writes:

> Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
>> working on dpkg reminded me that I wanted to propose a better
>> diversion and alternatives handling for debian packages. Currently
>> they have to be manually added and removed in the maintainer
>> scripts. This method is prone to errors and can easily leave
>> diversions or alternatives behind. Instead I suggest creating two new
>> control files detailing the diversions and alternatives a package
>> should have.
> Can symlinks be supported in the declarative control file stanzas?

Don't symlinks work in diversions now?

Diverting should just move the file around so I see no reason why it
should even care about the file type.


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