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Re: libwxgtk2.4-python_2.4.3.1_i386.deb

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 07:54:41AM -0400, Kenneth Jacker wrote:
> [Sarge]
> The referenced package, libwxgtk2.4-python_2.4.3.1_i386.deb, has
> remained in 'aptitude's "Upgradable Packages" sections for months.
> Though I attempted to find a way to eliminate this error via "trying
> things" and searching the WWW for solutions, it remains.
> Here's what happens when I try to update it:
>   Preparing to replace libwxgtk2.4-python
>     (using .../libwxgtk2.4-python_2.4.3.1_i386.deb) ...
>   Unpacking replacement libwxgtk2.4-python ...
>   dpkg: error processing 
>     /var/cache/apt/archives/libwxgtk2.4-python_2.4.3.1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>     trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/helpviewer', which is also in package wxpython2.5.3
>   dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>   Errors were encountered while processing:
>    /var/cache/apt/archives/libwxgtk2.4-python_2.4.3.1_i386.deb
>   E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
>   Ack!  Something bad happened while installing packages.  Trying to recover:
> Thanks for your ideas!

Remove wxpython2.5.3 first on the command line:
`aptitude purge wxpython2.5.3`

The 2.5 series of packages were of the developmental branch of wxWidgets
and had lots of bugs in the software and in the packaging.  It is
recommended to stay away from them.

Roberto C. Sanchez

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