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Re: Error from libc6.1-dev

On Wed, 19 Aug 1998, Christopher C Chimelis wrote:

{this on on dev kernels so far).  As for what it's trying to overwrite...
{Modutils comes with it's own kerneld.h for /usr/include/linux since
{development kernels lack it (they now have kdev, I believe).  Apparently,
{installing libc6.1-dev tries to overwrite the directory itself instead of
{just adding files to it.  This will be addressed when we get
{libc6.1-2.0.7t packaged (hint hint...fingers crossed).  Probably your best
{solution for now is to either use --force-overwrite with dpkg and
{reinstall modutils afterwards 

This did not work:

[ 18:26:19 : root@rudin :  ~ ]
(57) # dpkg -i --force-overwrite libc6.1-dev_2.0.7r-5.deb 
Selecting previously deselected package libc6.1-dev.
(Reading database ... 34957 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libc6.1-dev (from libc6.1-dev_2.0.7r-5.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing libc6.1-dev_2.0.7r-5.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite directory `/usr/include/linux' in package modutils
with nondirectory
Segmentation fault

[ 18:26:29 : root@rudin :  ~ ]
(58) # dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

{ or remove modutils and reinstall it after libc6.1-dev.

This worked.  Thanks!


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