[Python-modules-team] Bug#882411: python-ws4py-doc: fails to upgrade from 'testing' - trying to overwrite /usr/share/doc-base/python3-ws4py

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Wed Nov 22 12:42:01 UTC 2017

Package: python-ws4py-doc
Version: 0.4.2+dfsg1-1
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 'testing', then the upgrade to 'sid' 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 python-ws4py-doc.
  Preparing to unpack .../python-ws4py-doc_0.4.2+dfsg1-1_all.deb ...
  Unpacking python-ws4py-doc (0.4.2+dfsg1-1) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/python-ws4py-doc_0.4.2+dfsg1-1_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/share/doc-base/python3-ws4py', which is also in package python3-ws4py 0.3.4-4
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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