On Thu, 05 Jul 2018 17:35:30 +0300 Lars Wirzenius <l...@liw.fi> wrote: > On Thu, 2018-07-05 at 15:06 +0200, Andreas Beckmann wrote: > > But the upgrade path from stretch is not clean: > > > > Selecting previously unselected package python3-cliapp. > > Preparing to unpack .../python3-cliapp_1.20170827-1_all.deb ... > > Unpacking python3-cliapp (1.20170827-1) ... > > dpkg: error processing archive > > /var/cache/apt/archives/python3-cliapp_1.20170827-1_all.deb (--unpack): > > trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man5/cliapp.5.gz', which is also in > > package python-cliapp 1.20160724-2 > > Errors were encountered while processing: > > /var/cache/apt/archives/python3-cliapp_1.20170827-1_all.deb > > > > So you will need some Breaks and Replaces against the old > > package in stretch. > > I see the problem now. I was confused by you calling it an upgrade problem, > when it isn't. It's a problem with one package containing the same file as > another package, and the two packages are only tangentially related. > > It doesn't seem to me to be a particularly likely scenario, to me. A user > would need to change their sources.list to point from stretch to buster, > and then not upgrade anything else, but install python3-cliapp. > > I'll add the Breaks and Replaces some day. Or have all of cliapp removed > from Debian.
Hi Lars, Do you have an ETA on the upload fixing cliapp? At the moment, cliapp is a key package and as such a potential blocker for the new Debian release. If you are pondering a removal (per your last sentence), the following packages currently rely on cliapp in testing and would need to migrate away first: """ Checking reverse dependencies... # Broken Depends: cmdtest: cmdtest freedom-maker: freedom-maker live-wrapper: live-wrapper vmdb2: vmdb2 vmdebootstrap: vmdebootstrap # Broken Build-Depends: cmdtest: python-cliapp freedom-maker: python3-cliapp live-wrapper: python-cliapp vmdb2: python3-cliapp """ Thanks, ~Niels