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Bug#584193: smf-utils and denemo: error when trying to install together

reassign 584193 denemo 0.8.10-1
tags pending

On Wed, Jun 02, 2010 at 08:24:35AM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> Hi,
> automatic installation tests of packages that share a file and at the
> same time do not conflict by their package dependency relationships has
> detected the following problem:
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/smf-utils_1.3-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/smfsh', which is also in package denemo 0:0.8.10-1
> Processing triggers for man-db ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/smf-utils_1.3-1_amd64.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> This is a serious bug as it makes installation fail, and violates
> sections 7.6.1 and 10.1 of the policy. An optimal solution would
> consist in only one of the packages installing that file, and renaming
> or removing the file in the other package. Depending on the
> circumstances you might also consider Replace relations or file
> diversions. If the conflicting situation cannot be resolved then, as a
> last resort, the two packages have to declare a mutual
> Conflict. Please take into account that Replaces, Conflicts and
> diversions should only be used when packages provide different
> implementations for the same functionality.
> Here is a list of files that are known to be shared by both packages
> (according to the Contents file for sid/amd64, which may be
> slightly out of sync):
>   /usr/bin/smfsh
>   /usr/share/man/man1/smfsh.1.gz
> This bug is assigned to both packages. If you, the maintainers of
> the two packages in question, have agreed on which of the packages will
> resolve the problem please reassign the bug to that package.
> -Ralf.
> PS: for more information about the detection of file overwrite errors
> of this kind see http://edos.debian.net/file-overwrites/.

This problem is fixed in denemo 0.8.16-1.

The package is ready, just waiting to be uploaded.


My sponsor is already checking the package.

Thanks for your bug report.

Josué M. Abarca S.
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