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Re: Bug#582423: tech-ctte: reaffirm that violating Debian Policy deserves RC bug

On Fri, 21 May 2010, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > ------------------------+-----------------------+---------------------
> > Rename A to B           | optional make A       | Conflicts: A
> >                         | dummy/transitional    | Replaces: A
> >                         |   Depends: B          | Provides: A optional
> I think this is right but I'd like Raphael or someone to confirm.
> This contradicts what I wrote in my proposed policy fragment about a
> package not conflicting/replacing/providing a single virtual package.

Yes this is right. Providing the old package name is very common to avoid
breaking existing (unversioned) dependencies.

Raphaël Hertzog

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