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Re: Why does dpkg overwrite files?

Andy Mortimer <andy.mortimer@poboxes.com> writes:

> And is there any reason why I shouldn't use
> --refuse-overwrite in dpkg-mountable, and report bugs against packages
> which include the same file as each other?

No reason at all.  Please do file the bugs.

When --force-overwrite was first introduced into dpkg, it was off by
default and caused many problems.  We decided to *temporarily* turn it
on until all the packages could be fixed.


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