[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Bug#969436: libsnmp-dev: missing Breaks+Replaces: libsnmp-perl (<< 5.9)

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Wed Sep 2 21:31:21 BST 2020

Package: libsnmp-dev
Version: 5.9+dfsg-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
It installed fine in 'testing', then the upgrade to 'sid' fails
because it tries to overwrite other packages files without declaring a
Breaks+Replaces relation.

See policy 7.6 at

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

  Preparing to unpack .../libsnmp-dev_5.9+dfsg-1_amd64.deb ...
  Unpacking libsnmp-dev (5.9+dfsg-1) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libsnmp-dev_5.9+dfsg-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man3/SNMP.3pm.gz', which is also in package libsnmp-perl 5.8+dfsg-5
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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