Re: Documentation for Breaks in dpkg
On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 13:46:58 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Package: debian-policy
> > Version: 184.108.40.206
> > Severity: wishlist
> > Tags: patch
> > As I report in #379140 (against dpkg), I have implemented Breaks in
> > dpkg. The attached patch is the corresponding change to the manual.
> > It would probably not be wise to apply this patch until we have
> > settled on a deployment plan for Breaks in Debian; as I say in
> > #379140, I hope to get around to that this weekend.
> Here is an updated patch. The changes from Ian's original patch are:
> * Add a statement saying that Breaks should not be used until support is
> present in Debian stable, which I think was the consensus of recent
> discussion on the policy list, and also note this near the mention of
> Breaks in the Conflicts section.
> * Just remove the entire paragraph about suidmanager from the
> dpkg-statoverride section rather than changing it to use Breaks.
> suidmanager predates oldstable at this point; I don't think there's any
> reason to mention it ever existed at this point.
> dpkg folks, could you please review this patch as a final double-check
> that it matches the dpkg implementation as was committed and released? I
> want to be sure that nothing changed from the original patch so that we
> don't document the wrong thing in Policy.
The patch seems fine.