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Bug#33719: apt: Using the --force option to dpkg can result in an unusable system

Package: apt
Version: 0.1.10

I recently upgraded a gnome-related package using dselect's apt
method.  When dpkg installed the package it said that it was
overwriting /usr/lib/somegnomelibrary.so because the --force option
was specified. This resulted in all older gnome programs that are
linked to this library to stop working. I'd prefer a message stating
that this package can't be installed because of these conflicting

(Of cause, this was caused of a bug in the gnome packages, but
packages can be buggy.)

-- System Information
Debian Release: slink
Kernel Version: Linux lazarus 2.1.132 #23 Mon Feb 1 17:15:38 CET 1999 i586 unknown

Versions of the packages apt depends on:
ii  libc6  GNU C Library: shared libraries
hi  libstdc++2.9    2.91.60-2      The GNU stdc++ library (egcs version)

--- Begin /etc/apt/sources.list (modified conffile)
deb ftp://ftp.lh.umu.se/debian unstable main contrib non-free
deb ftp://nonus.debian.org/debian-non-US unstable/binary-i386/

--- End /etc/apt/sources.list

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