Re: What is the use case for Policy §7.6.2 ?
On Fri, 09 Nov 2012, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On Fri, 09 Nov 2012, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > It looks to me that we should strictly favor the transitional package
> > approach instead. Shouldn’t we entirely forbid the
> > Provides/Conflicts/Replaces combination way of handling upgrades, except
> > for virtual packages?
> And instantly break even further the upgrade path of lots of
> already-published packages? This is the sort of thing that might need a
> deployment plan over two stable releases, it is probably better to find a
> way to fix apt.
Meh, never mind, it was a major thinko on my part, and I apologise.
We could certainly keep the current support in the tools, but forbid the
usage of the fields in that way for the future.
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