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Bug#46960: update-alternatives fails on mv across partition boundaries

Package: dpkg

On install I get into ridiculous loops where packages refuse to
believe they are installed because update-alternatives couldn't
move a file across a partition boundary. Is there no way out with dpkg?

    sudo apt-get install -f 
    Setting up tcl8.2 (8.2.1-1) ...
    Checking available versions of tclsh, updating links in
    /etc/alternatives ...
    (You may modify the symlinks there yourself if desired - see `man
    Renaming tclsh.1 slave link from /usr/man/man1/tclsh.1.gz to
    update-alternatives: unable to rename /usr/man/man1/tclsh.1.gz to
    /usr/share/man/man1/tclsh.1.gz: Invalid cross-device link
    dpkg: error processing tcl8.2 (--configure):
     subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of tk8.2:
     tk8.2 depends on tcl8.2; however:
    Package tcl8.2 is not configured yet.
    dpkg: error processing tk8.2 (--configure):
Please use cp -pa, then rm.

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