trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/extractattr', which is also in package pkg-kde-tools 0.14.2ubuntu5

Bug #1312651 reported by Michael Schaller on 2014-04-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description


Since 12.04 various files from pkg-kde-tools moved to kdesdk-scripts creating a file conflict between a sufficiently old version and a sufficiently new version. This can break upgrades to 14.04. The solution is to introduce a replaces and breaks relationship to force pkg-kde-tools to be upgraded first.

[Test Case]

* On a 12.04 installation, install kdesdk-scripts *and* pkg-kde-tools
* Upgrade to 14.04
* No file conflicts should appear between kdesdk-scripts and pkg-kde-tools

[Regression Potential]

relationship could be wrong rendering any of the two packages uninstallable or unupgradable

[Other Info]



During a dist-upgrade (via python-apt) from Precise to Trusty there is a file conflict between kdesdk-scripts and pkg-kde-tools.

Log snippet:
Processing package kdesdk-scripts (0.2040%)
Unpacking kdesdk-scripts (4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1) over (4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/kdesdk-scripts_4%3a4.13.0-0ubuntu1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/extractattr', which is also in package pkg-kde-tools 0.14.2ubuntu5
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/extractattr', which is also in package pkg-kde-tools 0.14.2ubuntu5
Errors were encountered while processing:

File conflict details:
Package 1:
  Name: kdesdk-scripts
  Installed version: 4:4.8.5-0ubuntu0.1
  Candidate version: 4:4.13.0-0ubuntu1
Package 2:
  Name: pkg-kde-tools
  Installed version: 0.14.2ubuntu5
  Candidate version: 0.15.12ubuntu1
Conflicting files:

Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Utopic):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: New → Triaged
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

  Uploading kde-dev-scripts_4.13.0-0ubuntu1.1_source.changes: done.
Successfully uploaded packages.

uploaded to trusty, pending sru approval

description: updated
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Triaged → In Progress
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.04.1
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Utopic):
milestone: none → ubuntu-14.10

Hello Michael, or anyone else affected,

Accepted into trusty-proposed. The package will build now and be available in a few hours in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed
description: updated
Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

No conflict when upgrading with both and proposed enabled.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Michael Schaller (misch-9) wrote :

Thank you Harald for taking care of this.
I can confirm that the package in proposed fixes this issue.

The verification of the Stable Release Update for kde-dev-scripts has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Mathew Hodson (mathew-hodson) wrote :
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Trusty):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
tags: added: kubuntu
Changed in pkg-kde-tools (Ubuntu Utopic):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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