Bug#450915: file conflicts between packages

Kapil Hari Paranjape kapil at imsc.res.in
Mon Nov 12 08:40:41 UTC 2007


On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, Michael Ablassmeier wrote:
> Package: par, libpar-packer-perl
> Severity: serious
> Justification: policy violation

> both par and libpar-packer-perl do ship `/usr/bin/par' but neither conflict or
> add a diversion, thus fail to be installed in the same environment:

What are you trying to do? Start a fight? :-)

Seriously, there seem to be (at least) two solutions:

	1. We can rename the /usr/bin/par from one of the two
	packages. Here the "par" package seems to be the older kid on
	the block.

	2. We can rename both the /usr/bin/par to something else and
	use documentation to inform users.

There is also a small possibility that "par" will not acquire wide
character language support (see #310495) and so will fall short of the
requirements for "lenny". In which case it would drop out of the race!



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