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Re: Full install/removal/upgrade test results available

David Kalnischkies <kalnischkies@gmail.com> writes:

> Before you ask, no, debian has no way to say: "this package is obsolete -
> its fine that it will be removed as other packages take care of its tasks."
> The closest thing to that is §7.6.2, but i doubt that this is really such
> a drop-in replacement in your case.
> (and that doesn't say anything about an upgrade path, too)

Also note that no frontend has ever made use of §7.6.2 and handled
upgrading obsolete packages to their replacements. This is usualy done
by providing a dummy package under the old name that depends on the new


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