Re: RFC: Idea for improved diversions and alternatives handling
* Ian Jackson
| In practice diversity in this option seems to cause more
| trouble than it's worse. Perhaps we should settle on
| `.diverted' or something ?
| Which leaves only the pathname :-).
While diverting libraries is something that should be done with a bit of
thought and great care, it is sometimes necessary. In that case, making
sure the diverted library goes to a separate directory often makes sense
to avoid confusing ldconfig. Therefore, I would like to be able to
specify the path to be diverted to, not just the pathname to be
diverted. I guess we could make it optional, so the common case would
And the uncommon case:
(Whose responsibility it is to ensure /lib/foo exists in that scenario
is something I'm not completely sure about, but it probably makes sense
for it to be dpkg, making sure it's root:root 0644).
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