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Re: Replacement package

On Tue, 8 Mar 2005 08:50:13 -0500, Justin Pryzby
<justinpryzby@users.sourceforge.net> wrote:

> You can uses a Provides: in the control file (providing a non-virtual
> package).
>   http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html
> Justin

It is a little more complex than that

The original package is named Qmail but its version is named
1.03-zarge1, so all packages that depends on Qmail looks for Qmail >>
1.03-zarge1. This is somewhat annoying because I want my package to be
named Qmail and have version number 1.03-patched. If I do this then
non of the packages that depends on qmail-1.03-zarge1 can install.

So what I really want is some way of mapping the version number of the
old package to a new one. Writing

 Provides: qmail (1.03-zarge1)

in the control file does not seam to do the trick

Anyway thanks for the feed back, it is not a huge problem and there
are other ways around it  (like compiling depended packages by hand)

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