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

Steve Langasek wrote:
>> 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?
> It's not a "two-way dependency"; the relationship is still asymmetric, the
> files from the package /declaring/ Replaces always takes precedence.  But
> the Replaces operation is invariant with respect to package unpack order -
> perhaps that's what you mean?
Yes, that's what I mean.

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

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