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Re: Suggesting new method to handle dpkg diversions


> Have you ever used dpkg-divert in a package? Ever run into the problem
> how to properly remove a diversion on upgrade or remove? In what
> script to do it? Limited to which $1 arguments?

The problems that I have run into with diversions is that some random
package diverted a file in my package.  I had no idea this was the case
until I got a bug report because my package failed to configure with
that diverted file in place.

This might be mainly a social problem.  But if there was a possibility
to list diverted files distribution-wide (similar to
http://www.de.debian.org/distrib/packages#search_contents), it might

Regards, Frank

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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