Package A should replace Package B
infofarmer at FreeBSD.org
Mon Apr 9 10:32:04 UTC 2007
On 4/9/07, Alagarsamy <alagar at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> I had package A and package B. Package A does all the functions of
> Package B and some more functions. So installing package A should
> replace package B. So i need to have a 'REPLACES' like directive in
> Makefile of Package A which says "package A should replace package B".
> currently I can't find 'REPLACES' directive. Is there any otherway we
> can achieve this ?
Not this time of year, and it's not as simple as
you sound. Just tell the user he needs to remove
some packages before installing this one, and/or
just set CONFLICTS.
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