On dpkg-/apt-based systems, it is possible to encounter a message such as the following:
The following package disappeared from your system as all files have been overwritten by other packages: qfdevelopment_metapkg Note: This is done automatically and on purpose by dpkg.
What does this even mean? How should we deal with it?
In this case, qfdevelopment_metapkg is an apt package that contains only dependencies in order to install the necessary packages prior to performing development for the qf project. I had installed the package (originally) using:
sudo dpkg -i qfdevelopment_metapkg-0.3.8-Linux.deb sudo apt install -f
I am eager to know how others deal with this, since I don't understand the workaround that I fumbled through (which I'll list if it does not come up in answers).