[Syslog-ng-maintainers] Bug#801546: syslog-ng: /etc/default/syslog-ng shipped by both syslog-ng-core and syslog-ng

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Sun Oct 11 23:03:40 BST 2015

Package: syslog-ng
Version: 3.7.1-3
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to install
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 syslog-ng.
  (Reading database ... 
(Reading database ... 7715 files and directories currently installed.)
  Preparing to unpack .../syslog-ng_3.7.1-3_all.deb ...
  Unpacking syslog-ng (3.7.1-3) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/syslog-ng_3.7.1-3_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/etc/default/syslog-ng', which is also in package syslog-ng-core 3.7.1-3
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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