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Re: [PATCH dpkg 0/3] supporting seemless package renames (dpkg --configure --ignore-not-installed)

On Fri, Apr 09, 2010 at 06:32:34PM +0300, Eugene V. Lyubimkin wrote:
> This is a part I can agree with, though, stop. Hah. Correct me if I am wrong:
> new package got installed as a dependency of transitional package. So, it's
> automatically installed. Now, after upgrade the transitional package is
> removed, new package is alone and will be removed on next front-end run. Nice.
> Am I wrong?
Not if ftp-master creates a 'metapackages' section (#574851) in which
we can put transitional packages. The dependencies of packages within
this section are not marked as automatically installed (or maybe they
are currently, as APT::Never-MarkAuto-Sections:: is empty [#431737]).

Julian Andres Klode  - Debian Developer, Ubuntu Member

See http://wiki.debian.org/JulianAndresKlode and http://jak-linux.org/.

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