Bug#145595: dpkg: --force-overwrite is supposed to be on for releases
On Sun, 2002-05-05 at 16:19, Adam Heath wrote:
> Actually, I am against this. I want overlaps to be reported. We need to
> train users to know what this kind of bug is, how to work around it, and how
> to report it.
I have always been against it myself too.
I want overlaps to be reported.
Some overlaps may not matter too much (eg. if a file is moved from one
package to another), but others could cause potentially cause serious
errors in programs to occur (eg. if too packages provide a shared
library with the same name but incompatible ABI).
Somebody posted just recently a script to this mailing list which would
detect if conflicts are wrong.
I recommend using something like this instead.
Brian May <email@example.com>
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