[Pkg-sysvinit-devel] Bug#509449: Bug#509449: initscripts Conflicts/Replaces old sysvinit

Petter Reinholdtsen pere at hungry.com
Thu Jul 30 07:40:15 UTC 2009

Version: 2.86.ds1-66

[Ian Jackson]
> Package: initscripts
> Version: 2.86.ds1-38
> The control file here says:
>   Replaces: ... sysvinit (<< 2.85-12) ...
>   Conflicts: ... sysvinit (<< 2.86.ds1-12) ...
> The effect of this is that when you say
>   dpkg -i initscripts.deb
> on a system with older sysvinit, dpkg will deinstall sysvinit in
> favour of initscripts.  This is the effect of the Conflicts/Replaces
> combination (and is documented in the policy manual).

This was fixed in version 2.86.ds1-66, when I removed these
replaces/conflicts with versions before oldstable.

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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