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Need help package ownership problem

I am unable to apt-get dist-upgrade because logtail and logcheck are
fighting over the same file.  The package owner suggested using

dpkg-divert --package logtail --add --rename /usr/share/man/man8/logtail.8.gz 

but as you can see below, it gets removed before it can help.  Can
anyone suggest how to proceed?

Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 165764 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace logtail (using .../logtail_1.1.9.4_all.deb) ...
Removing `diversion of /usr/share/man/man8/logtail.8.gz to /usr/share/man/man8/logtail.8.gz.distrib by logtail'
Unpacking replacement logtail ...
dpkg: error processing /usr/var/cache/apt/archives/logtail_1.1.9.4_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man8/logtail.8.gz', which is also in package logcheck
Errors were encountered while processing:

I am basically running testing, but installed logtail from unstable
because of similar ownership issues.


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