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Re: dpkg error



On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 10:34 PM, Damon L. Chesser <damon@damtek.com> wrote:
> Michael Marsh wrote:
>  > If you've gotten to that point, presumably you have partially updated
>  > packages that depend on those (such as evince).  What worked for me
>  > was to do a
>  > $ dpkg -r libdjvulibre15
>  > followed by a normal run of aptitude.  Removing the old library
>  > doesn't cause evince to be removed, because the new version is already
>  > there, just broken.
>  >
>  Really?  I would have done this:
>
>  dpkg -i --force-overwrite
>
> /var/cache/apt/archives/libdjvulibre21_3.5.20-5_i386.deb
>
>  which ignores the fact that another file also wants to "own" that
>
>
>  /usr/share/djvu/osi/cs/messages.xml

Good to know.  I hardly ever use dpkg, so I was just looking for a way
to force the removal of a no-longer-needed and update-blocking
package.

 you are updating to libjvulibre21.

>  However, if anything is deping on libdjvulibre15, you just un-installed it.

Yes, I verified that in aptitude first.

>  Note to Ron Johnson:  is this happening a lot?  I did not see any posts on this.

querybts shows 4 distinct bug reports for the same problem, with
almost identical subjects.  Do people even *read* the listings in
reportbug? (Check that -- I know the answer.)

-- 
Michael A. Marsh
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