sysvinit: Please consider conflicting/breaking with sysvutils (used in Ubuntu Hardy)

Dmitry Bogatov KAction at
Thu Nov 15 10:37:09 GMT 2018

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[2010-11-05 14:05] Daniel Hahler <debian-bugs at>
> When dist-upgrading a Ubuntu Hardy box to Debian testing, I am getting
> the following error:
> Unpacking sysvinit-utils (from .../sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-12_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-12_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/sbin/sulogin', which is also in package sysvutils 2.86.ds1-14.1ubuntu45.1
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvinit-utils_2.88dsf-12_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

> While this is not supported officially, adding a Conflict/Break
> against "sysvutils" (which was never used in Debian?!) would make this
> more smooth.

Why sysvutils could not Conflict/Break itself? Personally, I am aganist
solving Ubuntu issues on Debian side. Another opinions?

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