Re: libxrender-dev fails to install using apt-get install or aptitude in Sarge - solved I hope
I believe I solved my own problem. I removed the following lines out of
the /var/lib/dpkg/diversions file:
libxrender-dev now installs without any errors.
On Sun, 2004-05-02 at 10:27, email@example.com wrote:
> I'm attempting to install the libxrender-dev package in Sarge I get the
> following error.
> Unpacking libxrender-dev (from .../libxrender-dev_0.8.3-7_i386.deb) ...
> diversion of /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions/Xrender.h to
> /usr/share/libxrender1.1/diversions/Xrender.h by libxrender-dev
> dpkg-divert: mismatch on divert-to
> when removing `diversion of
> /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions/Xrender.h to
> /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions/Xrender-1.1.h by libxrender-dev'
> found `diversion of /usr/X11R6/include/X11/extensions/Xrender.h to
> /usr/share/libxrender1.1/diversions/Xrender.h by libxrender-dev'
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/libxrender-dev_0.8.3-7_i386.deb (--unpack):
> subprocess pre-installation script returned error exit status 2
> I've done a search for Xrender.h and Xrender-1.1.h and neither files are
> installed. apt-get -f install comes back with the same error
> This system was originally running stable and I did a dist-upgrade last
> December and I've not had problems until now with installing packages.
> What options are available to me to get around this problem?