Bug#810353: checkbox-ng: fails to upgrade from 'testing' - trying to overwrite /usr/bin/checkbox

Andreas Beckmann anbe at debian.org
Fri Jan 8 13:25:12 UTC 2016

Package: checkbox-ng
Version: 0.23-1
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...):

  Preparing to unpack .../checkbox-ng_0.23-1_all.deb ...
  Unpacking checkbox-ng (0.23-1) over (0.20.1-1) ...
  dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/checkbox-ng_0.23-1_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/checkbox', which is also in package python3-checkbox-ng 0.20.1-1
  Preparing to unpack .../python3-checkbox-ng_0.23-1_all.deb ...
  Unpacking python3-checkbox-ng (0.23-1) over (0.20.1-1) ...
  Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.21-6) ...
  Errors were encountered while processing:


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