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Re: Facilitating external repositories


On Mon, 2015-08-17 at 09:53:17 +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> A repository with a whitelist cannot install packages with names outside
> that whitelist. It should also not be able to have packages with
> Provides: or Replaces: headers outside that whitelist (so you can't ship
> a package that claims to provide libc6). Since you cannot overwrite
> other packages' files without Replaces:, you can't have a Package:
> libbeidlibc6 which contains a file shipped by libc6.

You can use dpkg-divert, or triggers + moving files around from
maintscripts, but the latter would probably be really dodgy. :)


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