Package A should replace Package B

Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Apr 9 15:35:44 UTC 2007

On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 03:29:52PM +0530, Alagarsamy 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 really, we only have support for this when one package is removed
from the tree and merged into another package (/usr/ports/MOVED).

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