Re: Apt problem
* email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org> [050929 12:43]:
> Hello, all,
> I was trying to do apt-get install gnome, but am getting the following
> 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
> Unpacking initscripts (from .../initscripts_2.86.ds1-1.1_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error processing
> 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:
> 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
Bernhard R. Link