[Bug 1843474] [NEW] /usr/bin/fetchmailconf not completely removed

Andreas Hasenack andreas at canonical.com
Tue Sep 10 18:13:18 UTC 2019


Public bug reported:

Saw this debian bug which also affects ubuntu:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=939522

I did a release upgrade from disco to eoan, and even though it didn't fail the upgrade, the problem is there:
Preparing to unpack .../142-fetchmail_6.4.0~rc4-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking fetchmail (6.4.0~rc4-1ubuntu1) over (6.3.26-3ubuntu1) ...
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
dpkg: warning: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/fetchmailconf', which is also in package fetchmailconf 6.3.26-3ubuntu1
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
dpkg: warning: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/fetchmailconf.1.gz', which is also in package fetchmailconf 6.3.26-3ubuntu1


And fetchmailconf, the one still shipped but now in the fetchmail package, is busted:

# fetchmailconf 
/usr/bin/fetchmailconf: 2: exec: :: not found

# cat /usr/bin/fetchmailconf 
#! /bin/sh
exec : /fetchmailconf.py "$@"

This is fixed in fetchmail/6.4.0~rc4-2

unfortunately the long description of the fetchmail package still mentions fetchmailconf:
"""
...
The fetchmailconf package includes an interactive
 GUI configurator suitable for end-users.
"""

** Affects: fetchmail (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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