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Bug#158915: dpkg: update-alternatives stomps on installed file?

Package: dpkg
Version: 1.10
Severity: normal

with sources.list pointing at testing, try this:

apt-get install tkmail
file /usr/bin/dotlock
dpkg -S /usr/bin/dotlock
apt-get install maildrop
file /usr/bin/dotlock

It is the packages' responsibility to set this right (tkmail should ship
dotlock.tkmail instead), but nevertheless I think update-alternatives
should check for and stop this before it happens (make maildrop installation
fail).  After all, that's what would happen if maildrop tried to ship 
/usr/bin/dotlock as a straight file.

-- System Information
Debian Release: woody
Kernel Version: Linux kronstadt 2.4.19 #1 Thu Aug 22 08:52:25 PDT 2002 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages dpkg depends on:
ii  dselect        1.10           a user tool to manage Debian packages
ii  libc6          2.2.5-11.1     GNU C Library: Shared libraries and Timezone

Ian Zimmerman, Oakland, California, U.S.A.
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