Bug#779584: libflint-2.4.5: fails to upgrade from 'sid' - trying to overwrite /usr/share/flint/CPimport.txt

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Mon Mar 2 17:49:01 UTC 2015

Package: libflint-2.4.5
Version: 2.4.5-1
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts
Control: affects -1 + libflint-dev


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package fails to upgrade from
'sid' to 'experimental'.
It installed fine in 'sid', then the upgrade to 'experimental' 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 .../libflint-2.4.5_2.4.5-1_amd64.deb ...
  Unpacking libflint-2.4.5 (2.4.5-1) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libflint-2.4.5_2.4.5-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/share/flint/CPimport.txt', which is also in package libflint-2.4.4 2.4.4-2
  dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
  Preparing to unpack .../libflint-dev_2.4.5-1_amd64.deb ...
  Unpacking libflint-dev (2.4.5-1) over (2.4.4-2) ...
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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