Re: debianutils / coreutils
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, mi wrote:
> I tried to upgrade debianutils from 1.16 to 1.16.2woody1
> and retreived the following error:
> (Reading database ... 111696 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace debianutils 1.16 (using
> .../debianutils_1.16.2woody1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement debianutils ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_1.16.2woody1_i386.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite `/bin/readlink', which is also in package coreutils
> 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)
> Ack! Something bad happened while installing packages. Trying to
> Press return to continue.
> It's this package:
> aptitude 0.2.11.1
> i --\ coreutils 5.0-4 <none> Description
This package does not belong to woody. In woody you should have fileutils,
shellutils and textutils.
I suggest that you use woody or sarge, but mixing the two will
give you a lot of problems.
If I were you I would reinstall the system from scratch as a learning
BTW: Unless some random cracker installed coreutils for you, this is
a question for debian-user, not debian-security.