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Bug#27663: project: installing linuxconf on my maschine running Debian slink

reassign 27663 linuxconf

Runo Førrisdahl wrote:
> Farris: ~/install# dpkg -i linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb 
> (Reading database ... 62852 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking linuxconf (from linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb (--install):
>  trying to overwrite `/etc/init.d/rc', which is also in package sysvinit
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb

This is a bug in linuxconf.  If it also provides an init.d/rc method
it has to use dpkg-divert (or update-alternatives, currently not supported).

To the maintainer: Please take a look at the file-rc package which
handles this situation well.



Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it.  -- Donald E. Knuth

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