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Re: dpkg --overwrite still turned on !?!

Matthias Klose wrote:
> I understand that this was turned on for the slink release, but it
> seems it's still turned on and many packages already overwrite some
> files... Just to want to make sure, if this behaviour is intended or
> if a critical bug should be filed.

We cannot turn it off until dpkg's handling of directories that were
removed from the filesystem is fixed.  See bug#17381 and friends.

Richard Braakman

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