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Re: package replacement and lack of disappearing...



Richard A Nelson <cowboy@debian.org> writes:

> # dpkg --install *-tls*.deb
> Selecting previously deselected package sendmail-tls.
> dpkg: considering removing sendmail in favour of sendmail-tls ...
> dpkg: yes, will remove sendmail in favour of sendmail-tls.
> Removing sendmail in-favour sendmail-tls(8.11.5+8.12.0.Beta17-0) <= debugging
> ...
> 
> # ls -l /var/lib/dpkg/info/sendmail.*
> -rw-r--r--  1 root root    0 Aug  2 14:35 /var/lib/dpkg/info/sendmail.list
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 3537 Aug  2 13:53 /var/lib/dpkg/info/sendmail.postrm*
> 
> Things look good, except that I expected sendmail to disappear !!!

It's removed here, not purged. I consider this perfectly fine for
"Conflicts" resolution -- wouldn't want the config files to disappear
due to some automatic action. You can always purge it manually later,
just as you did.

-- 
Robbe

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