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Re: Bug#709758: Replacing a binary package by another one(was: Communication issue?)

On 2013-09-04, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> Unless apt has gotten smarter recently (which is not out of the question),
> no.  It's a common misconception that apt will care about Provides/Replaces
> for selecting new packages on dist-upgrade, but while it seems like a nice
> idea, TTBOMK it's never been implemented.

Over in RPM land, I think they have a Obsoletes relation for a 'you
should consider this package a successor to <other> package'

I have missed such a thing from time to time.


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