Bug#902015: systemd-cron: fails to upgrade from 'wheezy' - trying to overwrite /usr/bin/crontab

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Thu Jun 21 14:40:49 BST 2018

Package: systemd-cron
Version: 1.3.1+ds1-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package fails to upgrade from
It installed fine in 'wheezy', then the upgrade to 'jessie' 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...):

  Selecting previously unselected package systemd-cron.
  Preparing to unpack .../systemd-cron_1.3.1+ds1-2_all.deb ...
  Unpacking systemd-cron (1.3.1+ds1-2) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/systemd-cron_1.3.1+ds1-2_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/crontab', which is also in package bcron-run 0.09-13
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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