[amd64] Building of architecture-independent parts (docs) of Ghostscript not stable against small toolchain changes

Bug #185602 reported by Till Kamppeter
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ghostscript (Debian)
Fix Released
ghostscript (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Martin Pitt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: ghostscript

I have built a new Ghostscript package to apply a small patch to the code of the IJS interface. This does not add or remove files in the binary package and also no documentation files are modified and debian/rules was also not modified.

When installing the new packages a conflict gets reported:

dpkg: warning - old pre-removal script returned error exit status 1
dpkg - trying script from the new package instead ...
dpkg: ... it looks like that went OK.
Unpacking replacement ghostscript ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/ghostscript_8.61.dfsg.1-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/doc/ghostscript/README.gz', which is also in package ghostscript-doc
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
till@till-laptop:~/ubuntu/gutenprint$ less ../ghostscript/ghostscript-8.61.dfsg.1/debian/changelog

Changed in ghostscript:
importance: Undecided → High
milestone: none → hardy-alpha-4
assignee: nobody → pitti
Martin Pitt (pitti)
Changed in ghostscript:
status: New → In Progress
Changed in ghostscript:
status: Unknown → New
Revision history for this message
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package ghostscript - 8.61.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5

ghostscript (8.61.dfsg.1-0ubuntu5) hardy; urgency=low

  * debian/rules: Do not ship README.gz in ghostscript, it collides with
    ghostscript-doc. (LP: #185602, Debian #460692)

 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 30 Jan 2008 11:11:03 +0100

Changed in ghostscript:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
Changed in ghostscript:
status: New → Fix Released
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