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Re: Packages rename and conffiles

Steve Langasek writes ("Re: Packages rename and conffiles"):
> What position do you think we should take on this issue?  If there's no
> known solution that avoids conffile prompts with both the old and new
> versions, and given that there's no good systematic way to arrange for one
> version of dpkg or the other to be installed at the time of upgrade,
> perhaps it's best to favor the new dpkg?

The ideal solution would be a general arrangement that ensured that
upgrades from release A to B were always done with the package
management system from B (backported, presumably).


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