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Re: Apt problem

* nowindows@terrencevak.net <nowindows@terrencevak.net> [050929 12:43]:
> Hello, all,
> 	I was trying to do apt-get install gnome, but am getting the following
> error:
> 	E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or
> 	specify a solution).
> 	So, I follow the above instructions, and get:
> 	(Reading database ... 100268 files and directories currently
> 	installed.)
> 	Unpacking initscripts (from .../initscripts_2.86.ds1-1.1_i386.deb) ...
> 	dpkg: error processing
> 	/var/cache/apt/archives/initscripts_2.86.ds1-1.1_i386.deb
> 	(--unpack):
> 	trying to overwrite `/etc/init.d/checkroot.sh', which is also in
> 	package sysvinit
> 	dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> 	Errors were encountered while processing:
> 	/var/cache/apt/archives/initscripts_2.86.ds1-1.1_i386.deb
> 	E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> 	My first reaction when this happened was to try to reinstall
> initscripts, but the same thing has happened ever since, no matter
> *what* I may try to do with apt.  Can I fix this or do I have to
> reinstall the whole system?  I'm using Oralux, which is made from Debian
> by way of Knoppix.

That's some nuisance within apt-get, which poorly copes with errors.

Where do you have this initscripts 2.86.ds1-1.1 from? Debian stable
(sarge) seems to have 2.86.ds1-1 and testing already 2.86.ds1-2.

It looks like this 1.1 version seem to miss the replace to allow
upgrading from woody's sysvinit.

I'd suggest to try to get a sysvinit version fitting to you system,
and install that with dpkg -i. Perhaps you need to also get
initscripts 2.86.ds1-1 from woody before that. (Or installing both
at once).

	Bernhard R. Link

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