Re: dpkg: multiple files supplying package
>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Jackson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Ian> Lukas Nellen writes ("dpkg: multiple files supplying
>> I had problems with dpkg 1.1.3 in the case when I have two
>> .deb-files supplying the same package with different version
>> numbers. This happened to me when my mirror didn't run
>> completely and I had the old and new version of the .deb-file
>> for netstd around.
>> In that case, dpkg reads the two packages and tries to install
>> both. The package which got installed (and configured) was the
>> one which appeared later in the search order of dpkg.
>> Dpkg gives me a warning about the fact that the same package
>> was installed twice. Wouldn't it be better if dpkg could use
>> the version numbers in the package to try and resolve the
>> conflict? Is that possible?
Ian> There should be no problem with installing the same package
Ian> twice like that. You'll just end up with whichever package
Ian> was installed last on the system.
But which is the package that gets installed last? It happened to me
that I had two versions of the same package around and dpkg picked the
newer version first - so I ended up having the old version installed,
since it was installed last. To be more precise, this happened when I
did a bulk install using `dpkg -iGROEB'. I don't know how the order of
installation is determined in this case - how can I make sure that the
newer version of a package gets installed last in this case?