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Re: Renaming packages: maintscripts

Michael Tokarev <mjt@tls.msk.ru> writes:
> On 03.09.2012 12:15, Guillem Jover wrote:

>> But then --control-path was intended only for read accesses for things
>> like dpkg-repack or dpkg-reconfigure, never for *removing* files from
>> the dpkg database. Removing such files from maintainer scripts is just
>> *wrong*, the correct solution is to force an upgrade to a transitional
>> package that does not contain conffiles/maintscripts.

> The only question remains is how to force this upgrade.  Yes that's the
> nice thing to do, but I don't have other ideas but to _depend_ on this
> transitional package.

I think that's pretty much what you'd need to do.  Hm, and doing that
without creating a circular dependency is rather annoying.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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