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Re: Multiarch file overlap summary and proposal

On Tue, 14 Feb 2012, Marvin Renich wrote:
> I thought Goswin's suggestion in [1] of having dpkg use implicit
> diversions has merit and deserves further scrutiny.

I don't. diversions support 2 packages, the "diverted" one and the
"diverting" one. Multi-Arch: same must support co-installation of
any number of packages.

So you can't reuse the existing logic without heavy modifications.

And changing the destination path at installation time is not a
good idea. What if the package really requires that specific version
of the file at the indicated path ? We will have configured the package
as if everything went fine when in fact it did not.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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