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Re: Declarative Diversions - GSoC Project Update 1

On Mon, 30 May 2011, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Sam Dunne <sam.dunne101@gmail.com> writes:
> > This project will infer --add, --remove and --package and will not
> > allow you to specify them.
> >
> > The same is goes for --rename, it is being made default and not optional (for
> > now, I am aware of some special cases).
> >
> > --divert will not be specifiable and will take the default format
> > "file.divert-$package".
> What about moving a diversion from package A to B?

That's why we have "Conflicts" to ensure a package is removed before the
other is installed.

I mean moving a diversion (which implies moving a file) without this
precaution would fail because dpkg-trigger is run in the preinst. Thus
it's not a new problem.

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