[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] upgrading base packages from third party repositories

From: Marius Vollmer marius.vollmer at nokia.com
Date: Tue Dec 5 15:23:27 EET 2006
"ext Santtu Lakkala" <inz at inz.fi> writes:

> Whatever you do, you shouldn't use only the Conflicts field, but instead
> some kind of combination of Conflicts, Replaces and Provides.

That way lays madness. :) You shouldn't turn a real package into a
virtual package willy-nilly.  For example, Provides can't talk about
versions.  I think it is not really possible to have one package
masquerade as another package cleanly.

If the two packages cooperate, they can cleanly provide a common
virtual package and conflict on each other if necessary or use
update-alternatives, etc.

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