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Bug#165550: boot-floppies: retrying installation of the base-system fails

On Sun, Oct 20, 2002 at 12:45:30PM +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> it happens rarely, but the base install does fail on occasion. in that
> case, the installer tells me i can retry the installation by
> re-selecting that item in the menu. however, the retry will fail as
> soon as it tries to reinstall a package because it's already
> installed. can dpkg be called with --force-overwrite?

That's not --force-overwrite, that would be 'apt-get --reinstall
install' or something ... 'dpkg -i' reinstalls by default.

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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