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Re: Replacement package

On Tue, Mar 08, 2005 at 11:51:00AM +0100, Lars Roland wrote:
> Hi
> I have created a package that replaces another package, but uses the
> same dependencies and have the same functionality. Given that I want
> to maintain a minimum of changes to existing packages I want to know
> if it is possible to let my package appear to debian as another
> package.
> that is:
> ------------------
> Depended package: fastforward_-zarge1: This package depends on qmail_zarge1.
> Original package: qmail_zarge1    - This is the package that other
> packages depends on also this package depends on fastforward_-zarge1
> (circular dependency).
> My package: qmail_patched1       - I Want this to be a replacement to
> qmail_zarge1but without changing fastforward_-zarge1
> ------------------
> Coming from a RPM world I am used to using a provide keyword (that is
> a keyword that tells the package system that my package provides the
> same functionality as qmail_zarge1).
> Can this somehow be done ?.
You can uses a Provides: in the control file (providing a non-virtual



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