[debian-mysql] #538659: libmysqlclient-dev: missing Replaces: libmysqlclient15-dev (<< 5.1)

Christian Hammers ch at debian.org
Sun Aug 2 16:10:50 UTC 2009


"The new libmysqlclient-dev could really use a Replaces:
libmysqlclient15-dev on upgrades."

We have a libmysqlclient15-dev transitional package that depends on
libmysqlclient-dev so there is an upgrade path.

The question is why we chose to go with this transitional package
instead of the usual Provides: + Replaces: + Conflicts: triple with
which a package can be substituted. Does aptitude/dpkg like the
transitional package variant more?



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