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

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 06:09:11PM +0300, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> [ sorry for not proper 'mail-reply', used wrong mail address before ]

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

> Replaces is one-way dependency, Breaks is two-way one.

Breaks and Replaces are both asymmetric relationships.

> If I unpack two packages, one having Breaks+Replaces, in the other order, I
> will have a file conflict.

No, you won't.  Why would you think so?

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