Locales restructuring, next dist-upgrade might break for you

Matt Zimmerman mdz at ubuntu.com
Mon Jan 2 16:15:09 GMT 2006

On Tue, Dec 20, 2005 at 05:35:08PM +0100, Martin Pitt wrote:
> According to yesterday's locales discussion I removed the locale
> definitions from the language packs and put them back into the
> 'locales' package. That means that you now can generate test locales
> without installing a language pack. With the new locales package
> (2.3.7-1), this is as easy as 'sudo locale-gen <locale> <locale> ...'.
> Unfortunately dist-upgrade will break if you first upgrade to the new
> locales package and then to the new language packs (due to file
> conflicts of the locale definitions). I do not want to Replace: all
> language packs in the new locales package. However, that will not
> affect Breezy->Dapper upgrades and will only ever occur once.  So
> please do not file bugs about it. :)

Out of curiosity, does Replaces: <virtual package> do the right thing?
(only curiosity since language packs don't provide any common virtual
package at the moment)

 - mdz

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