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Bug#50868: dpkg-scanpackages uses old version if duplicates exist

Package: dpkg-dev
Severity: normal

If dpkg-scanpackages encounters duplicate packages, it builds the
Packages file using information from the older version.  Shouldn't the
newer version be used instead?


-- System Information
Debian Release: potato
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux glitch 2.2.13 #1 SMP Thu Oct 21 22:57:38 CDT 1999 i686

Versions of packages dpkg-dev depends on:
ii  cpio                          2.4.2-28   GNU cpio -- a program to manage ar
ii  make                          3.78.1-1   The GNU version of the "make" util
ii  patch                         2.5-2      Apply a diff file to an original  
ii  perl-5.005 [perl5]            5.005.03-4 Larry Wall's Practical Extracting 

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