Re: would be a wishlist bug against alien, but ...
> > I've looked at these patches extensively in the past. IMHO, they are
> > worthless for general use. For example, dpkg implements file conflict
> > checking and so on itself at deb install time, whereas the file conflict
> > checking in corel's alien is done at package conversion time. But the
> > converted package may not be installed on the machine it is built on!
> In that case you need some intelligence to decide if there should be
> a conflicts, or depends on that package(could probably look at
> the output of apt-cache showpkg <package>, to get an idea
> of if other packages depend on the package, possibly for files like
> those, or if it just happens to have the same files).
Why? dpkg does this checking itself.
see shy jo