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Bug#40977: dpkg fails to overwite and returns error

On Thu, Jul 08, 1999 at 10:44:50AM +0200, Eric Valette wrote:
> Here are two examples on Intel and PPC... It started to 
> occur yesterday. I'm not sure the problem is in dpkg
> as paste seems to fail...

This is not a bug in dpkg, but a feature.  In unstable, we turn off
--force-overwrite so that we can more easily detect unintended overlaps and
other such bugs in the packages.

Please, file bugs against the offending packages and close this report, as
this is a non-bug.

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