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Bug#40977: dpkg fails to overwite and returns error

>>>>> "Antti-Juhani" == Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho <gaia@iki.fi> writes:

Antti-Juhani> 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...

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

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

I disagree a lot :

  1) This is not written anywhere,
  2) This is new,

Once you've got such a package, dselect fails automatically...

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