Bug#482026: Both vim-tiny and vim-common contain /etc/vim/vimrc.tiny

Kurt Pruenner leak at gmx.at
Tue May 20 09:00:33 UTC 2008

Package: vim-common
Version: 1:7.1.293-3
Severity: serious
Justification: Policy 10.7.4

Vim-tiny is currently not installable since it conflicts with vim-common:

| aptsh> install vim-tiny
| Reading package lists... Done
| Building dependency tree
| Reading state information... Done
| The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
|   libneon27 python2.4-minimal python2.4
| Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
| The following packages will be upgraded:
|   vim-tiny
| 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 10 not upgraded.
| Need to get 0B/341kB of archives.
| After this operation, 93.2kB of additional disk space will be used.
| Reading changelogs... Done
| (Reading database ... 31310 files and directories currently installed.)
| Preparing to replace vim-tiny 1:7.1-266+1 (using .../vim-tiny_1%3a7.1.293-3_arm.deb) ...
| Unpacking replacement vim-tiny ...
| dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/vim-tiny_1%3a7.1.293-3_arm.deb (--unpack):
|  trying to overwrite `/etc/vim/vimrc.tiny', which is also in package vim-common
| Errors were encountered while processing:
|  /var/cache/apt/archives/vim-tiny_1%3a7.1.293-3_arm.deb
| E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I'd think /etc/vim/vimrc.tiny should be in vim-tiny only...

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: arm (armv5tel)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-ixp4xx
Locale: LANG=en_US.ISO-8859-15, LC_CTYPE=en_US.ISO-8859-15 (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vim-common depends on:
ii  libc6                         2.7-10     GNU C Library: Shared libraries

Versions of packages vim-common recommends:
ii  vim-tiny                     1:7.1-266+1 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor -

-- no debconf information

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