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Re: Cross-upgrading packages with multiarch packages


On Sat, 19 Feb 2011, Steve Langasek wrote:
> > If this needs 2 dpkg calls, one for removing, one for reinstalling then
> > I'm flat out against it.  That would harm all the reverse depends and
> > cause significant blockage on upgrades.
> No, that's what 'dpkg --remove --force-depends' is for, which I believe is
> exactly how apt already handles conflicts on upgrade.

That's how apt handles the case, indeed. But it's something that we'd like
to get rid of at some point.

dpkg already has code to ignore conflicts from a package that is marked
as being removed so it would be nice if frontends could use this facility

(But that's orthogonal to this discussion, I just wanted to point it out)

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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