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Re: Floppy/network install question

On Mon, Jun 16, 2003 at 09:02:06AM -0500, Jeffrey L. Taylor wrote:
> I need to downgrade from testing to stable on my laptop.  THis seems
> about impossible because of packages that were split, e.g. debianutils
> split off coreutils.  Trying to downgrade debianutils fails because it
> tries to overwrite /bin/readline which is now in coreutils.  If anyone
> knows how to do this, I'd appreciate hearing.

You need to use the --force-overwrite option to dpkg when installing the
packages from stable that have been replaced in testing (try to use this
flag with as few packages as possible). You also need to be very
careful. :)


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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