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

Julian Andres Klode wrote:
> 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]).
I support this proposal partly (see my comment to #574851).

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

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