[pkg-nvidia-devel] Moving diversions between packages

Russ Allbery rra at debian.org
Fri Jul 23 22:53:41 UTC 2010

Ian Jackson <ijackson at chiark.greenend.org.uk> writes:

> Why not have the new package ship libGL.so.1 to a more specific filename
> and create a symlink named libGL.so.1 by hand in its postinst ?  That
> way you can defer doing the diversion until that part of the postinst,
> by which time the old package and its diversion are gone.

Oh, huh, I hadn't thought of that.  But wouldn't this cause the library to
temporarily disappear, which would be contrary to the last paragraph of
Policy 8.1?  Am I being too conservative about that?

Russ Allbery (rra at debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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