ports that should use CONFLICTS

Oliver Eikemeier eikemeier at fillmore-labs.com
Fri Oct 10 11:45:40 PDT 2003

Thomas-Martin Seck wrote:

> [...]
>>Regardless, they overwrite each other, and thus a CONFLICTS line should
>>be added.
> Well, I admit that I do not quite understand which problem CONFLICTS
> tries to solve. The porter's handbook is rather vague about it. In my
> opinion, CONFLICTS is useful but only to point out not-obvious
> incompatibilities. Using it to signal every kind of "duplicate file
> installation" would make mutt CONFLICT with tin since both install
> an mbox(5) document.

They shouldn't, otherwise the man page disappeares when the first port
is deinstalled. If your argument is that this is a file you don't care
for, then it shouldn't be installed in the first place. Or you should
propose a rating system for files...

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