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Re: Sysvinit error on apt-get update

On Mon, Dec 19, 2011 at 10:04:34PM +0100, peter@kahn.nu wrote:
> Hi and thanks for all your hard work.
> I have just tried updating my debian hurd install and dpkg fails with the
> following error:
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvinit_2.88dsf-16_hurd-i386.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite '/sbin/halt', which is also in package hurd 20111206-1
> configured to not write apport reports
> Processing triggers for man-db ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/sysvinit_2.88dsf-16_hurd-i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> (I'm sorry if this text contains typos, i have only got one screen and
> wrote the text while watching it on my hurd computer.)
> Does anyone have any idea on how to get past this?

It's likely a bug in one of sysvinit or hurd packages, since both
can't provide the same file.

Did the older sysvinit package provide /sbin/halt?  If looks like
they did not according to debian/rules.  While the packaging was
updated in -16, this logic is still present.  But it's obviously
not working.  It would be good if a Hurd porter could perhaps
see why--I can't see anything obviously wrong..


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