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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:
>   /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_1.16.2woody1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Ack!  Something bad happened while installing packages.  Trying to
> recover:
> Press return to continue.
> <<
> It's this package:
>  >>
> aptitude
> 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.

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