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Bug#40977: dpkg fails to overwite and returns error

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

>> 2) This is new,

Antti-Juhani> It has been done with previous unstables.

I've been using unstable for years and did not notice that...

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

Antti-Juhani> True.  But the bug is in the offending package, not in dpkg.  Do you
Antti-Juhani> file a bug in LaTeX if it chokes on invalid input?  I wouldn't.

Do you expect me to send a bug in 30% of packages??? Why do debian
maintainer not do the precheck via the file list instead of putting
the work via deferred means on users shoulders...

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