Bug#549638: afflib-tools and simh: error when trying to install together

Vince Mulhollon vince at mulhollon.com
Mon Oct 5 11:46:59 UTC 2009

On Mon, Oct 05, 2009 at 08:35:22AM +0200, Ralf Treinen wrote:
> Package: simh,afflib-tools
> Version: simh/3.8.1-1
> Version: afflib-tools/3.3.6+dfsg-3
> Usertags: edos-file-overwrite
> This is a serious bug as it makes installation fail. Possible
> solutions are to have the two packages conflict, to rename the common
> file in one of the two packages, or to remove the file from one
> package and have this package depend on the other package. File
> diversions or a Replace relation are another possibility.
> 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):
>   usr/bin/s3

OK my interpretation of the situation, is you afflib guys really need 
the name s3 because that is the full name of the amazon s3 service
you're trying to access, and the simh s3 is merely the short name for 
the System/3 emulator.

afflib folks please confirm or deny the accuracy of my interpretation.

If I'm correct I think the logical solution is I extend the name of the 
System/3 emulator from s3 to system3 (err I have to verify that is not
otherwise in use... maybe I'll go sys3, who knows)

Current status, waiting on your comments, afflib folks ...

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