[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#469432: marked as done (file conflicts between packages)

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Wed Mar 5 20:12:55 UTC 2008

reopen 469432

On Wed, Mar  5, 2008 at 19:36:07 +0000, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:

>  squeeze (0.2.3-2) unstable; urgency=low
>  .
>    * Conflict on epwutil                                         closes: #469432

'Conflicts' is not an appropriate way to resolve a conflict for a
program name.  See policy 10.1:
     Two different packages must not install programs with different
     functionality but with the same filenames.  (The case of two programs
     having the same functionality but different implementations is handled
     via "alternatives" or the "Conflicts" mechanism.  See Section 3.9,
     `Maintainer Scripts' and Section 7.3, `Conflicting binary packages -
     `Conflicts'' respectively.) If this case happens, one of the programs
     must be renamed.  The maintainers should report this to the
     `debian-devel' mailing list and try to find a consensus about which
     program will have to be renamed.  If a consensus cannot be reached,
     _both_ programs must be renamed.


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