[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#698438: mediawiki-extensions old purge harmful for new packages

Thorsten Glaser t.glaser at tarent.de
Fri Jan 18 14:49:36 UTC 2013

On Fri, 18 Jan 2013, Josip Rodin wrote:

> this causes data loss if you switch to using the new packages without
> installing the new package[1], and then purge the useless old package without
> reading the postrm.

Eew. That’s definitely ugly and, possibly, supported.

I guess we can’t just add a versioned Conflicts to the split
packages either, right? Would a Breaks help?

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