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Re: Hewlett-Packard package conflicts

On Fri, 8 Jul 2005, Derek Broughton wrote:

> Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> > Am Freitag, 8. Juli 2005 06:18 schrieb Gayle Lee Fairless:
> >> Gcomm:/home/gayle/drivers/hplip# dpkg --force-conflicts -i hplip*.deb
> >>
> >> I found out that I had to force it.
> > 
> > Actually, the "force-conflicts" was the wrong way :-(
> > It's easier and cleaner to edit the debian/control file and remove the
> > faulty conflict. If not, some tools (aptitude?) might automatically remove
> > one of them.
> Easier?  In the first case, you use dpkg (I always use --force-all, since by
> this point you know there are no other errors - and I can never remember
> which "force" option it is) and cut and paste the .deb name from the error
> in apt-get/aptitude.  In the latter, you have to edit a control file
> (correctly).  I'm sure it's cleaner, but I've never yet encountered a
> situation where simply forcing a conflict didn't work.

Now that I think about it, maybe the command installed the already 
downloaded package instead of the one I compiled!

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