[php-maint] Bug#563437: Uninstallable: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/php/doc', which is also in package php-pear

Martin Meredith mez at debian.org
Sat Jan 2 23:21:23 UTC 2010

reassign 563437 php-pear

I've just looked into this, and the reason that it's failing is that
/usr/share/php/doc is a symlink to /usr/share/doc/php-pear/PEAR

/usr/share/doc/php-pear is a symlink to /usr/share/doc/php5-common, which
doesn't include a PEAR directory.

If the symlinks were correct, this would install correctly (as the package is
built to use the "PEAR" documentation directory (as gleaned from pear config-get

Reassigning this to the correct package.

On Sat, Jan 02, 2010 at 11:34:22PM +0100, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> Package: php5-symfony1.0
> Version: 1.0.21-1.1
> Severity: grave
> Justification: makes package uninstallable
> Hi,
> When I try to install the package, it tries to overwrite a symlink that is
> shipped by 'php-pear', namely /usr/share/php/doc:
> The following NEW packages will be installed:
>   php5-symfony1.0
> 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
> Need to get 0B/2629kB of archives.
> After this operation, 12.7MB of additional disk space will be used.
> (Reading database ... 94091 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking php5-symfony1.0 (from .../php5-symfony1.0_1.0.21-1.1_all.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/php5-symfony1.0_1.0.21-1.1_all.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/php/doc', which is also in package php-pear 0:5.2.11.dfsg.1-2
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/php5-symfony1.0_1.0.21-1.1_all.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> This makes the package uninstallable. Probably you need to install docs under
> usr/share/doc?
> cheers,
> Thijs
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: squeeze/sid
>   APT prefers unstable
>   APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-trunk-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
> Locale: LANG=nl_NL.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
> Versions of packages php5-symfony1.0 depends on:
> ii  php-pear                 5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 PEAR - PHP Extension and Applicati
> ii  php5                     5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
> ii  php5-cgi                 5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 server-side, HTML-embedded scripti
> ii  php5-cli                 5.2.11.dfsg.1-2 command-line interpreter for the p
> php5-symfony1.0 recommends no packages.
> php5-symfony1.0 suggests no packages.
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