Re: RFC: Idea for improved diversions and alternatives handling
Neil Williams <firstname.lastname@example.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.