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Re: Documentation for Breaks in dpkg


On Tue, 2008-01-01 at 13:46:58 -0800, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Ian Jackson <iwj@ubuntu.com> writes:
> > Package: debian-policy
> > Version:
> > 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.


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