Re: Error trying to run apt-get
[ Please stop top-posting. ]
On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 14:16:11 -0000, Adam wrote:
> That doesn't work either, everything I do first tries to upgrade
> debianutils, which fails on this passwd package the same way.
> Originally I was attempting to upgrade the kernel when I got this
> (Reading database ... 38049 files and directories currently
> Preparing to replace debianutils 2.8.4 (using .../debianutils_2.21_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement debianutils ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_2.21_i386.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite `/usr/sbin/add-shell', which is also in package passwd
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> # cat /etc/debian_version
> > > # uname -a
> > > Linux xena 2.6.7-1-386 #1 Thu Jul 8 05:08:04 EDT 2004 i686 GNU/Linux
It seems like you want to upgrade from Sarge to Lenny in one fell swoop,
skipping Etch. I would go to Etch first, after reading the release notes
carefully. Otherwise you are in for a memorable, but possibly
unpleasant, learning experience.
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