Bug#935760: libfontconfig1-dev: install fails trying to overwrite fontconfig-devel.pdf.gz

Brian Paterni bpaterni at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 23:31:50 BST 2019

Package: libfontconfig1-dev
Version: 2.13.1-2+b1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

Upgrade of libfontconfig1-dev (2.13.1-2+b1) is broken. The output seen is:

    $ sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following additional packages will be installed:
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 55 not upgraded.
    44 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/968 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 2,048 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
    Retrieving bug reports... Done
    Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done
    Reading changelogs... Done
    (Reading database ... 354584 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to unpack .../libfontconfig1-dev_2.13.1-2+b1_amd64.deb ...
    Unpacking libfontconfig1-dev:amd64 (2.13.1-2+b1) over (2.13.1-2) ...
    dpkg: error processing archive
/var/cache/apt/archives/libfontconfig1-dev_2.13.1-2+b1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
     trying to overwrite shared '/usr/share/doc/libfontconfig1-dev/fontconfig-
devel.pdf.gz', which is different from other instances of package
    dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    needrestart is being skipped since dpkg has failed
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: bullseye/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 5.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

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