Bug#149497: dpkg: dpkg.cfg: --force-overwrite: not enabled on upgrade
Adam Heath writes:
> On Sun, 9 Jun 2002, Jeff Sheinberg wrote:
> > Package: dpkg
> > Version: 1.9.21
> > Severity: normal
> > Hi,
> > According to the "changelog.Debian.gz" file,
> > * Enable --force-overwrite by default in /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg
> > this was _not_ done during the upgrade. Also, the dpkg man page
> > does not mark "force-overwrite" as the default, I find this to be
> > confusing in light of the above changelog item.
> > Here are the diffs from my dpkg.cfg file against the last conffile
> > version of this dpkg.cfg,
> Um, from what version are you upgrading from?
Version 1.9.20, I am running woody.
> This change will only take affect for those running a dpkg that never had
> dpkg.cfg support. Ie, those that never ran woody. It's those people that
> need this flag, not those already running woody.
> My suggestion is to close this bug.
Jeff Sheinberg <email@example.com>
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