Re: Bug#709758: Replacing a binary package by another one(was: Communication issue?)
On 2013-09-04, Steve Langasek <firstname.lastname@example.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.