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: > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- > > > > 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? > > > > - -- > > Shane Wegner: email@example.com > > Tel: (604) 930-0530 > > Sysadmin, Continuum Systems: http://www.cm.nu > > Personal website: http://www.cm.nu/~shane > > Celine Dion Fan site: http://www.celine.nu/ > > PGP key: http://www.cm.nu/~shane/pgp.txt > > ICQ UIN: 15706546 > > > > -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- > > Version: 2.6.3a > > Charset: noconv > > > > iQEVAwUBNohmYlzLgRKaVg+xAQFm7QgAwGu9D7g6s8/9EId7DIz2s4NXBc9Ylgio > > vL5zg1Dk7U83h+Hvjb4Zi0iWbO9LWsnZ5rIfmdmf0mwI3DLwfxnK3S9Ai9/qaAr5 > > 1WXZgelsP/eE86YphWvnkygUb4CZHk2xKrIvsrcY2oMZNiTDdQ3Y562IL5FJRGMt > > hejwW10o4NFEkXgx1Oa8q5KKGwMOydwa6/0h1A5CkQIEaBzvIoxsNhHXhinh8kc0 > > /CEiqa+FveHXy2m6QG1fTtQk5hGAmrdSxnsR4HzSFb8pXiP2M4ZhwQTedRC3gKXs > > Fzr/FS4i+BfLEAzwBlBHG4HwTI4ToEkTytQrT+PwAIzV/9nUPlGARA== > > =qlsz > > -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- > > > > > > -- > > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org > > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > > > -- > To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to firstname.lastname@example.org > with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact email@example.com > -- PGP EA5198D1-Zephaniah E, Hull <firstname.lastname@example.org>-GPG E65A7801 Keys available at http://whitestar.soark.net/~warp/public_keys. CCs of replies from mailing lists are encouraged.
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