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Bug#40977: dpkg fails to overwite and returns error

On Thu, Jul 08, 1999 at 02:30:33PM +0200, VALETTE Eric wrote:
> Try yourself to install an unstable system every week and fill the bug
> reports. I won't...

I follow unstable on a daily basis.  When I hit one of these bugs I either
submit a bug against the offending package or do a manual
  dpkg --force-overwrite -i blah.deb
on the package.

But I certainly don't file a bug against dpkg.  This is not a dpkg bug.

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