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Bug#171101: conflicts with installed virtual package not detected

On Thu, 28 Nov 2002, =?utf-8?Q?J=C3=BCrgen?= A. Erhard wrote:

> wanderer ~ % sudo apt-get --purge install links-ssl elinks
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> Sorry, elinks is already the newest version.
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   links-ssl
> 0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 367  not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/348kB of archives. After unpacking 999kB will be used.
> Reading changelogs... Done
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> dpkg: regarding .../links-ssl_0.98-1_i386.deb containing links-ssl:
>  links-ssl conflicts with links
>   elinks provides links and is installed.
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/links-ssl_0.98-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  conflicting packages - not installing links-ssl

Er, yes, this is a bug in apt.  You have requested to install 2 packages, that
themsevles are incompatible based on virtual packages.  dpkg detects this.
apt does not.

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