Bug#794045: hashdeep: fails to upgrade from md5deep/experimental

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Thu Jul 30 03:49:04 UTC 2015

Package: hashdeep
Version: 4.4-1
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package fails to upgrade from
'md5deep' in 'experimental' to hashdeep in sid.

See policy 7.6 at

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

  Selecting previously unselected package md5deep.
  Preparing to unpack .../md5deep_4.3-3_amd64.deb ...
  Unpacking md5deep (4.3-3) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/md5deep_4.3-3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/hashdeep.1.gz', which is also in package hashdeep 4.4-1
  Errors were encountered while processing:

(that log is in the opposite direction, but it clearly indicates missing
Breaks and Replaces. Currently there are

Package: hashdeep
Version: 4.4-1
Replaces: md5deep (<< 4.3-3~)
Provides: md5deep
Breaks: md5deep (<< 4.3-3~)

but experimental has md5deep 4.3-3 which is not covered.


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