alpine does not obsolete pine, package install fails

Bug #345813 reported by gcc
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alpine (Debian)
Fix Released
alpine (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

After upgrade from gutsy to hardy:

chris@rocio(~)$ sudo apt-cache policy pine
  Installed: 4.64
  Candidate: 4.64
  Version table:
 *** 4.64 0
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

chris@rocio(~)$ apt-cache policy alpine
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.0+dfsg-3
  Version table:
     1.0+dfsg-3 0
        500 hardy/universe Packages

chris@rocio(~)$ sudo apt-get install alpine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/2794kB of archives.
After this operation, 6291kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 217777 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking alpine (from .../alpine_1.0+dfsg-3_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/alpine_1.0+dfsg-3_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/rpload.1.gz', which is also in package pine
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

The alpine package should conflict with and replace pine if they can't both be installed at the same time.

chris@rocio(~)$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.2
Release: 8.04

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gcc (chris+ubuntu-qwirx) wrote :
Changed in alpine (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Revision history for this message
Charlie_Smotherman (cjsmo) wrote :

I have set up a bzr branch with gcc fix

Attaching a diff also

Best regards

Charlie Smotherman

Changed in alpine (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

There is no package named "pine" with published binaries in ubuntu.

Changed in alpine (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Revision history for this message
Geoffrey Thomas (geofft) wrote :

Even so, it's possible for people to have the pine package installed. The source package is provided in

with the intention of people building it manually because binaries can't be distributed (see debian/rules). So the packaging for alpine should be fixed, because Ubuntu intends you to have binary pine packages, whether or not has the built versions of those packages.

Changed in alpine (Ubuntu):
status: Invalid → New
Changed in alpine (Debian):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in alpine (Debian):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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Evan Broder (broder) wrote :

Ubuntu now carries 2.02-3; this bug was fixed in 2.02-2.

Changed in alpine (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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