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Re: Errors whilst dist-upgrading from Sarge+Xorg-bpo to Etch

Jeremy Wilkins wrote:

Unpacking mesa-common-dev (from .../mesa-common-dev_6.4.2-1_all.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing
/var/cache/apt/archives/mesa-common-dev_6.4.2-1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/include/GL/osmesa.h', which is also in
> package xlibosmesa-dev

The above error is the key here. The new package (mesa-common-dev) is attempting to provide a file that is already provided by an existing package (xlibosmesa-dev). Try the following to force the system past this:

dpkg --force-overwrite -i \

Jamin W. Collins

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