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hi

i hope someone can help to fix my small problem regarding 
apt-upgrade. today i have upgraded with (slightly 
reformatted output)

igate:~# apt-get upgrade 
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
  analog ash fileutils gsynaptic libc6 libc6-dev 
  libcompress-zlib-perl libconvert-uulib-perl libdbd-mysql-perl 
  libdbi-perl libhtml-parser-perl libmime-base64-perl 
  libunix-syslog-perl msttcorefonts nessusd perl perl-base 
  perl-doc perl-modules perl-tk python python2.1 shellutils 
  textutils webalizer 
	  0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 
	  25  not upgraded.

so i thought its to to a 

igate:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Calculating Upgrade... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  coreutils dash defoma dialog gdk-imlib2 libdb1-compat libdb4.0 openssl python2.2 
The following packages have been kept back
  analog webalizer 
23 packages upgraded, 9 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2  not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/27.7MB of archives. After unpacking 22.9MB will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Preconfiguring packages ...
dpkg: regarding .../coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb containing coreutils:
 fileutils conflicts with stat
  coreutils provides stat and is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 conflicting packages - not installing coreutils
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb
E: This installation run will require temporarily removing the essential package 
   fileutils due to a Conflicts/Pre-Depends loop. This is often bad, but if you 
   really want to do it, activate the APT::Force-LoopBreak option.
E: Reverse conflicts early remove for package 'coreutils' failed
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
igate:~# 


so, i dont want to use the force-loopbreak, because
a) i dont know exaclty whats happening
b) seems to be too dangerous

after searching the web i found that the fileutils is an empty package 
with no content. and the coreutils replaces this package. but updating with
igate:~# dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.5.1-1_all.deb  /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb 
dpkg: regarding .../fileutils_4.5.1-1_all.deb containing fileutils, pre-dependency problem:
 fileutils pre-depends on coreutils
  coreutils is not installed.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.5.1-1_all.deb (--install):
 pre-dependency problem - not installing fileutils
dpkg: regarding .../coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb containing coreutils:
 fileutils conflicts with stat
  coreutils provides stat and is to be installed.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb (--install):
 conflicting packages - not installing coreutils
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.5.1-1_all.deb
 /var/cache/apt/archives/coreutils_4.5.1-1_i386.deb
igate:~# 

also failed. so maybe someone has an idea how to solve this problem?

cu, goofy

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