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

Steve Langasek wrote:
> 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?

By logic. I didn't see anything to prevent them. However, as dpkg disagree
with me too, I started to wonder if policy in 'Packages can declare in their
control file that they should overwrite files in certain other packages, or
completely replace other packages' actually means two-way dependency? And is
it obvious to anyone but me?

Eugene V. Lyubimkin aka JackYF, JID: jackyf.devel(maildog)gmail.com
C++/Perl developer, Debian Developer

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