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Re: Bug#800769: pbuilder: conffiles not removed

On Sun, Oct 11, 2015 at 11:03:09AM +0200, Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> The only way to hand a file (any file) over to another package is by way of
> 'Replaces:', *without* the Conflicts: and Provides:.
> Since this is a single packaga version, you could put the file in pbuilder-uml
> and have that 'Replaces: pbuilder (= 0.217)', that way the possible damage in
> case you have other (accidental) file conflicts would be limited.

Though this way if a person install pbuilder 0.217, then removes it the
conffile would stay there, and that's the whole point of the bug.
I agree the Replaces is needed, but I don't see it as being enough to
deal with this... :(

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