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Bug#2828: Horrible aliasing problem (was xosview)


Report: 2828
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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