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Bug#592610: 7.3/7.4/7.6: Usage of Breaks and Conflicts unclear and contradictive

"Eugene V. Lyubimkin" <ext-lyubimkin.eugene@nokia.com> writes:

> Seconded.
> Specifically, Policy now allows use Breaks, not Conflicts if two
> packages has a file conflict. I consider it as a regression - a
> high-level package manager cannot assume anymore that two packages
> having Breaks can be installed (temporarily) without a file conflict,
> and IMO the whole purpose of Breaks (as opposed to Conflicts) is
> defeated.
> Please not write policy to reflect currently existing problems in some
> high-level package managers which do wrong thing seeing
> 'Conflicts+Replaces'.

Huh? The presense of Replaces allows the two to be both unpacked. The
Repalces specifically disables the file conflict.


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