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Re: Etch apt-get "dependency trap"

On Sat, Oct 28, 2006 at 09:51:53AM +0200, jdkaye10@yahoo.es wrote:
> I'm in serious trouble here. I was upgrading from xorg 6.9 to 7 but my
> problem is the usual one. Everything was fine until wajig reported that
> the /usr/X11R6/bin directory wasn't empty. It suggested moving the files
> somewhere else and then restarting the install. I did this and then all
> hell broke loose. Redoing wajig install xserver-xorg aborted again with
> dependency problems and suggested I run apt-get -f install, which I did.
> That only made things worse. I am now completely stuck. installing,
> reinstalling, holding, removing or any other operation using, apt-get,
> aptitude, wajig all abort. Running apt-get check gives this:
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> The following packages have unmet dependencies.
>   gdm: Depends: xbase-clients but it is not installed
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Running apt-get -f install gives this:
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Unpacking xbase-clients (from .../xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds-3_i386.deb) ...
> dpkg: error
> processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds-3_i386.deb
> (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/xgamma', which is also in package unicon
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds-3_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What is wajig?  I only use aptitude.  Perhaps a cause of this could be
using more than one package installer (wajig and apt-get).  I would
suggest aptitude only.

What is unicon and what depends on it?  What happens if you remove
unicon and xbase-clients then install xbase-clients again.  


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