Transition from oldpackagename to newpackagename
When making a new release of a source package that renames one of its
binary packages, at <URL:http://wiki.debian.org/Renaming_a_Package> it
is asserted “most package managers (including AFAIK apt) do not know to
replace the old with the new one”.
Is that still true of APT? Or does APT now know that a new package
should be installed if it:
Replaces: oldname (<< fooversion)
Conflicts: oldname (<< fooversion)
In other words: is the dummy transitional binary package still needed to
transition an existing binary package to a new name, or can we now
expect package managers to figure it out from the metadata?
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