Bug#27663: project: installing linuxconf on my maschine running Debian slink
reassign 27663 linuxconf
Runo Førrisdahl wrote:
> Farris: ~/install# dpkg -i linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb
> (Reading database ... 62852 files and directories currently installed.)
> Unpacking linuxconf (from linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing linuxconf_1.10r34-1_i386.deb (--install):
> trying to overwrite `/etc/init.d/rc', which is also in package sysvinit
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
This is a bug in linuxconf. If it also provides an init.d/rc method
it has to use dpkg-divert (or update-alternatives, currently not supported).
To the maintainer: Please take a look at the file-rc package which
handles this situation well.
Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct,
not tried it. -- Donald E. Knuth