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Re: package replacement and lack of disappearing...

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

> It seems to imply that if all files in a package are replaced by a
> new package, the old package will 'disappear' and that is the
> behavior I was hoping for

That seems to be the case, only that (AFAIK) "disappearing" packages
end up being in the "removed" state, not the "purged" state[1]. This
should be better documented.

[1]  Exceptions are packages with no postrm and no conffiles.


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