Bug#2828: Horrible aliasing problem (was xosview)
Status: Open, normal.
Analyse: dpkg does not reckognize same file with different names.
For example, when moving files from /usr/bin/X11/ to /usr/X11R6/bin (to fix
a bad package), dpkg will happily remove the just installed file again.
The sitation exists inside a single package (during an upgrade), and
between different packages.
This needs to be discussed and implemented. I think this is pretty
important and should be aimed at probably for a new major revision
of dpkg (2.0 perhaps?).
Several suggestions were made, but no convincing.
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