[Pkg-mediawiki-devel] Bug#748941: mediawiki-classes: fails to install, trying to overwrite other packages files

Holger Levsen holger at layer-acht.org
Thu May 22 12:41:03 UTC 2014

Package: mediawiki-classes
Version: 1:1.19.15+dfsg-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts
x-debbugs-cc: owncloud at packages.debian.org
control: affects -1 owncloud


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to install because 
it tries to overwrite other packages files without declaring a replaces 

See policy 7.6 at 

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

  Selecting previously unselected package mediawiki-classes.
  Preparing to unpack .../mediawiki-classes_1%3a1.19.15+dfsg-2_all.deb ...
  Unpacking mediawiki-classes (1:1.19.15+dfsg-2) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/mediawiki-
classes_1%3a1.19.15+dfsg-2_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite 
'/usr/share/mediawiki/includes/libs/IEUrlExtension.php', which is also in 
package mediawiki 1:1.19.15+dfsg-0+deb7u1

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