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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly



On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 11:52:23PM +0200, Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> When a binary package is renamed or split, as well as if several packages are 
> merged under a new name, transitional packages are normally created, which 
> depend on the new packages, which in turn Replaces and Conflicts with, and 
> possibly Provides, the old packages. I find those dummy packages as silly to 
> create as to uninstall after upgrading.
> 

What about moving those packages under a transitional Section in the archive?
That would allow users to easily detect and remove them after dist-upgrades for
instance, and it would also allow maintainers to mark proper 
transitional/dummy packages. 

-- 
Francesco P. Lovergine


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