[Pkg-fonts-devel] Bug#672167: fonts-bpg-georgian: fails to upgrade from 'testing' - trying to overwrite /usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-bpg-georgian/BPG_Rioni.ttf

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Tue May 8 22:31:07 UTC 2012

Package: fonts-bpg-georgian
Version: 0.5a-4
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 'unstable' fails
because it tries to overwrite files that are owned by other packages
without declaring a Breaks/Replaces relation.

See policy 7.6 at

This problem is exposed during the upgrade of the 'ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts'
package, not by upgrading only the buggy package itself.
In order to have piuparts automatically track this problem, I'll mark
this bug as Affects/Found in the exposing package(s), too.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

  Preparing to replace fonts-bpg-georgian 0.5a-2 (using .../fonts-bpg-georgian_0.5a-4_all.deb) ...
  Unpacking replacement fonts-bpg-georgian ...
  dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fonts-bpg-georgian_0.5a-4_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/share/fonts/truetype/fonts-bpg-georgian/BPG_Rioni.ttf', which is also in package ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts 0.5a-2
  dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
  configured to not write apport reports
  Preparing to replace ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts 0.5a-2 (using .../ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts_0.5a-4_all.deb) ...
  Unpacking replacement ttf-bpg-georgian-fonts ...
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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