[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#705857: libfontforge1: all .so are in libfontforge1 but libgdraw4 one is also in libgdraw4 - conflict

Alban Browaeys prahal at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 21 07:20:44 UTC 2013

Package: libfontforge1
Version: 0.0.20120101+git-3
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,
Preparing to replace libfontforge1 0.0.20120101+git-2 (using .../libfontforge1_0.0.20120101+git-4_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libfontforge1 ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libfontforge1_0.0.20120101+git-4_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libgdraw.so.4.0.10', which is also in package libgdraw4 0.0.20120101+git-4
configured to not write apport reports
                                      dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:

It turns out that since 0.0.20120101+git-3 all .so files are installed in
libfontforge1 including libgdraw4 ones:

        $(MAKE) install prefix=$(CURDIR)/debian/tmp/usr libdir=$(CURDIR)/debian/libfontforge1/usr/lib

I do not know how libgdraw4 finds its own library so file (as it should not be in debian/tmp
but only in debian/libfontforge1/ ) , but it turns out that it also has it.

As fontforge depends on libgdraw4 and libfontforge1 this is unfixable on the user end side
thus the high severity . 

I believe libgdraw4 was intended to become a transitional empty package. Only a guess though.

Best regards

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.8-trunk-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages libfontforge1 depends on:
ii  libc6             2.17-0experimental2
ii  libfreetype6      2.4.9-1.1
ii  libgif4           4.1.6-10
ii  libjpeg8          8d-1
ii  libpng12-0        1.2.49-3
ii  libpython2.7      2.7.4-2
ii  libspiro0         20071029-4
ii  libtiff4          3.9.6-11
ii  libuninameslist0  0.0.20091231-4
ii  libxml2           2.9.0+dfsg1-4
ii  zlib1g            1:1.2.7.dfsg-13

libfontforge1 recommends no packages.

libfontforge1 suggests no packages.

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