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Determining whether two or more packages cannot be installed together is an important issue in the quality assurance process of package-based distributions. Unfortunately, the sheer number of different configurations to test makes this task particularly challenging, and hundreds of such incompatibilities go undetected by the normal testing and distribution process until they are later reported by a user as bugs that we call "conflict defects". We performed an extensive case study of conflictdoi:10.1109/msr.2012.6224274 dblp:conf/msr/ArthoSCTZ12 fatcat:r3lkurgnxfch3ebxffxgqszjoq