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Re: e2fsprogs,e2fsprogsg,e2fslibsg upgrade problem!

On 21 May 1998, John Goerzen wrote:

> Take a look at this, after doing an update and then several [I]nstalls 
> in dselect:
> dpkg: considering removing e2fslibsg in favour of e2fsprogs ...
> dpkg: yes, will remove e2fslibsg in favour of e2fsprogs.
> dpkg: regarding .../base/e2fsprogs_1.10-17.deb containing e2fsprogs:
>  e2fsprogsg conflicts with e2fsprogs
>   e2fsprogs (version 1.10-17) is to be installed.
> dpkg: error processing debian/dists/frozen/main/binary-i386/base/e2fsprogs_1.10-17.deb (--install):
>  conflicting packages - not installing e2fsprogs
> Now then, if I try the [R]emove option first:
> dpkg: error processing e2fsprogsg (--remove):
>  This is an essential package - it should not be removed.
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent removal of e2fslibsg:
>  e2fsprogsg depends on e2fslibsg.
> dpkg: error processing e2fslibsg (--remove):
>  dependency problems - not removing
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  e2fsprogsg
>  e2fslibsg
> What is the solution to this???

Either use apt (which knows about this and can handle it :), or use

dpkg --purge --force-remove-essential e2fsprogsg

Scott K. Ellis <storm@gate.net>                 http://www.gate.net/~storm/

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