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Symbolic links created by any previous version must then be removed manually,
so that dpkg can replace them with a directory.
Here is [[http://green.ada-france.org:8081/revision/diff/0665ae79df582178a7337c7df925b12ac907fd63/with/1229410e797d7fea06b73639a64da3b54cde2b23|an example]].

This page is meant to describe how to address the problem "missing copyright file" as meant here: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2012/09/msg00403.html The solution used here might help you: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=685653

The other obvious solution is not to use symlinks at all. Symbolic links created by any previous version must then be removed manually, so that dpkg can replace them with a directory. Here is an example.