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Re: apt-get update error libswt-mozilla-gtk-3.1-jni

On Thu, Feb 09, 2006 at 12:56:50PM +0100, Andrea Gasparini wrote:
> you can force the installation giving as root:
> # dpkg -i 
> --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libswt-mozilla-gtk-3.1-jni_3.1.2-1_amd64.deb

--force should not be used unless you know what you are doing.

If something like this happens, it is a bug and should be filed as one.
If packages conflict, uninstall one of them, or don't upgrade until the
maintainer fixes the bug.  Using --force leaves the system in a somewhat
broken state where in the future removing one of the packages that had a
file conflict may cause the file to be removed even though the other
packages still says it is installed and may require it.  So it is a very
very bad idea.

Len Sorensen

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