Bug#265892: Downgrading RC bugs is not a solution
severity 265892 grave
>From the mail that downgraded this bug:
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this is all because kdelibs-bin, kdelibs4, kdelibs-data do
"Replace: korganizer (<< 4:3.3.0)" but don't conflict with it.
(which it may be justified, since using the corresponding Conflicts
line would prevent anyone from using the uploaded KDE 3.3 parts until
kdepim 3.3 gets available, which will take a while since it requires
NEW processing. and kdepim 3.2.3 was uploaded on Aug 3rd, so many
people won't see this problem).
as for the solution, I recommend the following to anyone reading this:
# dpkg --force-overwrite -i korganizer_3.2.3-1_i386.deb
# apt-get install --reinstall kdelibs-bin kdelibs4 kdelibs-data
thanks all for your patience,
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If this is a bug in kdelibs-bin, kdelibs4 and kdelibs-data, RC bugs
should be filed against them.
"--force-overwrite" is not a solution, not even a workaround - it's only
a justification for a RC bug.
If the KDE 3.3 in unstable is currently partly broken, a Conflicts
preventing an upgrade is definitely better than a failure during
BTW: I'm not subscribed to debian-release.
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