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Re: Declarative Diversions - GSoC Project Update 1

On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 09:49:26AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> writes:

> > 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.

> But we only need breaks+replaces there.

In theory.  Do you have an idea for a non-brittle mechanism that would let
this work for diversions in practice?

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