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Re: problem with new (unstable) xlibs

* John L. Fjellstad (john@fjellstad.org) wrote:
> I posted this message to the user maillist, but didn't get any answers
> --- Forwarded message from "John L . Fjellstad" <john-list@fjellstad.org> ---
> I just did an update yesterday, and xlibs won't upgrade.
> Basically it fails when it tries to update app-default. I included
> my log of what happens if it helps.
> What should I do to make X working again?
> PS. Don't know if it makes any difference, but I'm running Linux 2.4.1
> Script started on Thu Feb  1 00:16:31 2001
> Preparing to replace xlibs 4.0.1-1 (using .../xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement xlibs ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults', which is also in package ddd
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> john@lazarus:~$ exit
> exit
> Script done on Thu Feb  1 00:17:01 2001

  Try running dpkg with force-overwrite option (it was the default in old
  version and is no more which caused some problems during the transitions
  from X 3.3.6 -> X 4.0.2) ... To do this, use :

  dpkg --force-overwrite --install xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb

  This problem should disapear when version of packages compiled with the
  new version of X get into woody ...

Hope this help

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