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Re: Transitional (dummy) packages considered silly

On Mon, Sep 28, 2009 at 11:04:25AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Ok, so one would need to have at least an empty directory (say /usr)
> in the package for it to disapear? Why the distinction?

Because an empty package is valid (doesn't equivs create these?), and having
Replaces: take effect and disappear a completely empty package would make it
impossible to reinstall an empty package if some other package on the system
declared a Replaces: on it.

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