Bug#580400: libkimono-cil-dev: error when trying to install together with various oher packages
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:
Selecting previously deselected package libkimono-cil-dev.
Unpacking libkimono-cil-dev (from .../libkimono-cil-dev_4%3a4.4.3-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libkimono-cil-dev_4%3a4.4.3-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/pkgconfig/akonadi-sharp.pc', which is also in package libakonadi2.2-cil 4:4.4.3-1
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
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):
Similar things happen in conjunction with other packages. I just indicate
the other package and the involved pathname:
PS: for more information about the detection of file overwrite errors
of this kind see http://edos.debian.net/file-overwrites/.