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Re: serious apt error after aptitude catastrophe

Matt Price <matt.price@utoronto.ca> writes:

> tried switching to aptitude and, while I was't looking, aptitude
> started to uninstall a whole slew of fundamental packages from my
> computer!

You did that.  Aptitude warned you about this after the first time you
hit g.  You told aptitude that it's idea of whats going to happen is
correct and it g to go ahead anyway.  In the future, pay attention to
what your computer is telling you.  8:o)

> /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_powerpc.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/etc/default/devpts', which is also in package
> initscripts
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_powerpc.deb

dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_powerpc.deb

Paul Johnson

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