Re: Renaming a package
On Fri, Oct 03, 2003 at 03:09:39PM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> In the upcoming version of the `emacs-goodies-el' source package, I want
> the following to happen to these bianry packages:
> -> removed and contents merged into `emacs-goodies-el'
> -> replaced by `debian-el'
> I did the following in the control file:
> Package: emacs-goodies-el
> Replaces: emacs-goodies-extra-el
> Conflicts: emacs-goodies-extra-el
> Provides: emacs-goodies-extra-el
> So it's holding back the two affected packages. However, installing
> them explicitely works:
I do not claim to have grokked R/C/P completely but I think its main
purpose is to tell dpkg/apt which package to remove if another package
with identical R/C/P is _selected_ by the user.
I think you'll need to use a dummy package:
Conflicts: emacs-goodies-extra-el (<= version where
emacs-goodies-extra-el had real content)
Description: Dummy package for smooth upgrades....
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