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[Ross Boylan] Re: Bug#387561: gnucash/libffi: upgrade renders system non-functional

As you can see, there certainly *was* a libffi in Debian, and the
current libffi packages should declare appropriate
conflicts/replaces/whatevers with it.  But I'm not sure the exact
right bug to file or which packages.


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On Thu, Sep 14, 2006 at 11:38:18PM -0700, Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
> Ross Boylan <RossBoylan@stanfordalumni.org> writes:
> > Package: gnucash
> > Version: 2.0.1-2
> > Severity: normal
> >
> > May warrant severity critical, but it's unclear what package is
> > responsible.  gnucash may be able to work around it with appropriate
> > dependencies.  And maybe my system is unusual.
> >
> > This report includes a work-around at the bottom.
> >
> > I track testing, and recently did a dist-upgrade that included
> > gnucash.  The result was 
> > Unpacking libffi4-dev (from .../libffi4-dev_4.1.1-13_i386.deb) ...
> > dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libffi4-dev_4.1.1-13_i386.deb (--unpack):
> >  trying to overwrite `/usr/include/ffi.h', which is also in package libffi
> I'm sorry, there has never been a package "libffi" in Debian.  

According to
for example, libffi is a Debian package.

> I don't know where your package by that name came from, but clearly it
> was causing the difficulty.

Perhaps the current libffi's need to conflict with the old ones?

As I said, this may not be a gnucash issue, but I think reassigning
rather than closing would be better.

> Thomas

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