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Re: hurd upgrade

On Sun, Oct 01, 2000 at 01:40:42PM +0530, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:
> hi,
> >>>>> "Marcus" == Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:
>      >> install the hurd package (000921) I get an conflict error:
>     >> "shellutils conflicts with login (<< 19990827-1)" "hurd
>     >> provides login and is to be installed"
>     >> 
>     >> "conflicting packages - not installing hurd"
>     Marcus> Yes, it's a bug in dpkg and Ben Collins is investigating
>     Marcus> this.  When we have a solution, I will upload a new dpkg
>     Marcus> package. For now, you can try to edit /var/lib/dpkg/status
>     Marcus> and remove the login entry in the shellutils conflict
>     Marcus> line.
> 	Wouldnt it be better to do
> # cd /var/cache/apt/archives/
> # dpkg --force-conflicts -i hurd_20000921.deb
> # apt-get upgrade

If this works, yes. I am not sure if apt will be happy though (It tends to
check all dependencies of the whole system, stricter than dpkg).


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