[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#440143: Why replaces?
dthurston at barnard.edu
Wed Sep 5 01:11:58 UTC 2007
Cyril Brulebois <cyril.brulebois at enst-bretagne.fr> (30/08/2007):
> According to the changelog, not accurate:
> | + Add Conflicts/Replaces: network-manager-gnome (<< 0.6.5-1) as [...]
> Not doing so would be a grave bug (file conflict between packages).
Do you have a reference for why "Replaces" is necessary? According to
my reading of policy, only "Conflicts" is necessary, but I might well
have missed something. With the "Replaces", aptitude (eg) will
silently remove the old network-manager-gnome.
Also, why the name change from network-manager-gnome to
network-manager-applet? Was this caused by the "Replaces" above?
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