On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 the mental interface of Elimar Riesebieter told: > On Thu, 09 Sep 2004 the mental interface of > firstname.lastname@example.org told: > > > Hello list, > > > > trying to upgrade xfree86-common to 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6 dpkg returns the > > following error message: > > > > > > ---snip---- > > Unpacking replacement xfree86-common ... > > dpkg: error processing > > /var/cache/apt/archives/xfree86-common_4.3.0.dfsg.1-7_all.deb (--unpack): > > trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/X11', which is also in package t1-cyrillic > > System startup links for /etc/init.d/xfree86-common already exist. > > Setting up X server socket directory /tmp/.X11-unix...done. > > Setting up ICE socket directory /tmp/.ICE-unix...done. > > Errors were encountered while processing: > > /var/cache/apt/archives/xfree86-common_4.3.0.dfsg.1-7_all.deb > > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) > > ---snap---- > > > > i don't really understand what the message tries to tell me. > > > > any hints what to do. > echo force-overwrite > /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg If /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg already exists: echo force-overwrite >> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg Ciao Elimar -- Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it!
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