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Re: Package replacement



On Tue, Dec 29, 1998 at 01:27:07AM -0500, Shaleh wrote:
> What you want is to use the /etc/alternatives directory and
> update-alternatives.

Negative, alternatives only works if all packages which provide the file
use it...

I think dpkg-divert might do what you need though, however I have never
used it and it does not seem to have a man page.. :/

BTW, A better place to ask might be the debian-mentors mailing list..

Zephaniah E, Hull.
> 
> On 29-Dec-98 Shane Wegner wrote:
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> > Hi,
> > 
> > I am rather new to Debian and am wondering if someone here would be able
> > to point me in the right direction.  So far, when I install a source
> > package, I Debianize it first.  This way I can pull it out again and
> > install it on other systems.  I've come across a package however that has
> > stumped me.  I am trying to install a new and more user friendly version
> > of the write(1) utility.  The trick is that it replaces /usr/bin/write and
> > /usr/bin/mesg.  Also it adds some other programs but those are easy.  Now,
> > when I pull it out, I'd like for the old /usr/bin/write and /usr/bin/mesg
> > to come back.  Does Debian have anything in place to facilitate this and
> > if so, is there a document which explains how to do it with debhelper?
> > 
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