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Bug#151625: dpkg: uninstallable - overlap - breaks "the whole system" of course

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.9.21
Severity: critical

Preparing to replace dpkg 1.9.21 (using .../archives/dpkg_1.10_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement dpkg ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.10_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/dpkg-query', which is also in package dpkg-iasearch
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Obviously with somthing like dpkg (of all things!) we expect the authors
to check the available namespace before creating conflicting binaries.
How long has the dpkg-iasearch package been in existence anyway, 2.5
years now?

-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         1332 Jan 16  2000 /usr/share/doc/dpkg-iasearch/README.Debian

Please rename your binaries to things that don't already exist on Debian
machines.  This was such a simple thing to check, it is shocking to find
that no one bothered, for such a central package, before uploading it.

-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Kernel Version: Linux phoenix 2.4.18 #1 Sun Mar 3 20:15:51 UTC 2002 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  libc6          2.2.5-7        GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone
ii  libncurses5    5.2.20020112a- Shared libraries for terminal handling
ii  libstdc++2.10- 2.95.4-9       The GNU stdc++ library

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