[pkg-go] Bug#977502: podman, golang-github-containers-common: both ship /usr/share/man/man5/containers-mounts.conf.5.gz

Reinhard Tartler siretart at gmail.com
Fri Dec 18 19:20:59 GMT 2020

Hi Valentin,

I just received the bug below. It seems that the manpage duplication is
actually upstream:

They both seem to have identical content. Maybe one of those copied should
be deleted? How do the fedora packagers get around this issue?

Thanks and best regards,

On Tue, Dec 15, 2020 at 2:51 PM Andreas Beckmann <anbe at debian.org> wrote:

> Package: podman,golang-github-containers-common
> Severity: serious
> User: treinen at debian.org
> Usertags: edos-file-overwrite
> Control: found -1 2.1.1+dfsg1-2
> Control: found -1 0.28.1+ds1-1
> Hi,
> automatic installation tests of packages that share a file and at the
> same time do not conflict by their package dependency relationships has
> detected the following problem:
>   Preparing to unpack
> .../golang-github-containers-common_0.28.1+ds1-1_all.deb ...
>   Unpacking golang-github-containers-common (0.28.1+ds1-1) over
> (0.26.3+ds1-2) ...
>   dpkg: error processing archive
> /var/cache/apt/archives/golang-github-containers-common_0.28.1+ds1-1_all.deb
> (--unpack):
>    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man5/containers-mounts.conf.5.gz',
> which is also in package podman 2.1.1+dfsg1-2
>   Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/golang-github-containers-common_0.28.1+ds1-1_all.deb
> This is a serious bug as it makes installation fail, and violates
> sections 7.6.1 and 10.1 of the policy. An optimal solution would
> consist in only one of the packages installing that file, and renaming
> or removing the file in the other package. Depending on the
> circumstances you might also consider Replace relations or file
> diversions. If the conflicting situation cannot be resolved then, as a
> last resort, the two packages have to declare a mutual
> Conflict. Please take into account that Replaces, Conflicts and
> diversions should only be used when packages provide different
> implementations for the same functionality.
> Here is a list of files that are known to be shared by both packages
> (according to the Contents file for sid/amd64, which may be
> slightly out of sync):
>   usr/share/man/man5/containers-mounts.conf.5.gz
> This bug is assigned to both packages. If you, the maintainers of
> the two packages in question, have agreed on which of the packages will
> resolve the problem please reassign the bug to that package. You may
> also register in the BTS that the other package is affected by the bug.
> Cheers,
> Andreas
> PS: for more information about the detection of file overwrite errors
> of this kind see https://qa.debian.org/dose/file-overwrites.html

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