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Re: How to manage package replacements?

From: Simon Tournier
Subject: Re: How to manage package replacements?
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2023 12:19:34 +0200

Hi Chris,

On Tue, 28 Mar 2023 at 12:51, Christopher Baines <> wrote:

> This is probably connected with package replacements, maybe the original
> package definition should be marked as hidden? Anyway, I think the
> bigger point here is I'm not sure what's meant to be done when adding
> replacements for a package, and I don't know how to find out what's
> meant to be done?

The issue is ’define-public’ which is unexpected for a replacement.  It
should be only ’define python-pillow/security-fixes’ or hides it.

Aside, I agree that grep in the source with ’/fixed’ to find examples
how to write grafts and replacement is not the best documentation. :-)


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