[Pkg-amule-devel] Bug#794334: ea-utils: /usr/bin/alc already used by amule-utils-gui

Andreas Tille tille at debian.org
Sun Aug 2 05:59:09 UTC 2015


I just learned that there is a name space conflicts with the new package
ea-utils and amule-utils-gui.  I know that we are working according to a
first comes first served basis and thus ea-utils would be responsible to
rename this file.  However, I would like to ask you anyway whether there
is any chance to deal with this name space conflict from the amule-utils

Kind regards


On Sat, Aug 01, 2015 at 05:09:32PM +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote:
> Package: ea-utils
> Version: 1.1.2+dfsg-1
> Severity: serious
> User: treinen at debian.org
> Usertags: edos-file-overwrite
> Control: affects -1 + amule-utils-gui
> Hi,
> automatic installation tests of packages that share a file and at the
> same time do not conflict by their package dependency relationships has
> detected the following problem:
>   Selecting previously unselected package ea-utils.
>   Preparing to unpack .../ea-utils_1.1.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb ...
>   Unpacking ea-utils (1.1.2+dfsg-1) ...
>   dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/ea-utils_1.1.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
>    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/alc.1.gz', which is also in package amule-utils-gui 2.3.1+git1a369e47-3
>   dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>   Errors were encountered while processing:
>    /var/cache/apt/archives/ea-utils_1.1.2+dfsg-1_amd64.deb
> This is a serious bug as it makes installation fail, and violates
> sections 7.6.1 and 10.1 of the policy. An optimal solution would
> consist in only one of the packages installing that file, and renaming
> or removing the file in the other package. Depending on the
> circumstances you might also consider Replace relations or file
> diversions. If the conflicting situation cannot be resolved then, as a
> last resort, the two packages have to declare a mutual
> Conflict. Please take into account that Replaces, Conflicts and
> diversions should only be used when packages provide different
> implementations for the same functionality.
> 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/alc
>   usr/share/man/man1/alc.1.gz
> Cheers,
> Andreas
> PS: for more information about the detection of file overwrite errors
> of this kind see https://qa.debian.org/dose/file-overwrites.html

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