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Re: Question about dpkg-divert

On Mon, 2006-10-16 at 21:58 -0400, darehanl wrote:
> and what does packages' refer to?

"packages'", with the apostrophe, is the genitive form of "packages".
The context in dpkg is this:

> the name used by other packages' versions

Here it's the possessive genitive; a paraphrase would be "the name used
by the versions of other packages".

Normally, one would addd "'s" to the end of a word to create this form,
but this is differnt for words ending in -s. Compare it to:
- "Jack's book" <-> "the book of Jack";
- "Thijs' book" <-> "the book of Thijs".

Hope this clears it up a bit.

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