Subject: Re: updating installed packages
To: Xavier HUMBERT <>
From: Julio Merino <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/21/2002 16:22:24
On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 16:01:30 +0100 (Xavier HUMBERT) wrote:

> Could you explain the difference between "delete/reinstall" and
> "replace" ?

replace will remember which packages depend upon the one you are updating,
and will fix dependancy records for all these packages to point to the new
version. Forcing a deinstall with -f will cause dependancies to be lost.
All of this, afaik. I may be wrong.


Julio Merino ( <>