Bug#365057: [xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#365057: python2.3-libxml2: Missing conflicts with libxml2-python2.3

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Thu Apr 27 19:17:39 UTC 2006

severity 365057 normal

On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 05:20:40PM +0200, Samuel Mimram <smimram at debian.org> wrote:
> Package: python2.3-libxml2
> Version: 2.6.23.dfsg.2-3
> Severity: serious
> Hi,
> While updating a box which had not been updated for a long time, the installation failed on:
> Unpacking python2.3-libxml2 (from .../python2.3-libxml2_2.6.23.dfsg.2-3_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing /debian/debian/pool/main/libx/libxml2/python2.3-libxml2_2.6.23.dfsg.2-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/python2.3/site-packages/drv_libxml2.py', which is also in package libxml2-python2.3
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /debian/debian/pool/main/libx/libxml2/python2.3-libxml2_2.6.23.dfsg.2-3_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> So I guess a conflict with libxml2-python2.3 is missing at least.

This cannot be RC: the libxml2-python2.3 was a dummy package in sarge,
and we only support upgrade from a release to the next one.

If you want smooth upgrade, first upgrade to sarge and then to testing
(or unstable)

I haven't decided if it's important to fix or not yet.


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