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Re: dpkg error

Sven Joachim wrote:
On 2008-03-28 01:43 +0100, Jude DaShiell wrote:

This is one dpkg failed to recover from; just the relevant lines of
the script file follow:
Selecting previously deselected package libdjvulibre21.
Unpacking libdjvulibre21 (from .../libdjvulibre21_3.5.20-5_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libdjvulibre21_3.5.20-5_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/djvu/osi/cs/messages.xml', which is also in package libdjvulibre15

A general advice: learn to use the BTS, it is IMHO Debian's most
important resource, especially if you run unstable.  I was bitten by
that bug too, and it only took a few minutes to find and read
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=471650, where a
workaround is described.


I hate to ask this, this is so stupid! I gave up using the bug search function long ago. I can't ever find anything!

If I go to http://www.debian.org/Bugs/ and put in libjvulibre I get nada. Same result if I search for

libdjvulibre21_3.5.20-5_i386.deb or libdjvulibre15.  So, what is it my brain does not parse that everybody else knows?

BTW, this is not to say I don't google, I find lots of fun things that way, but I never find anything with the bug system.  I am not stupid, I just don't grok it.

Now, as to the OP issues:  in unstable you get this issue often and you run into it doing dist-upgrades from some stable or testing.  No need even to google this, just use the dpkg -i --force-overwrite /path/in/error/message/packagename.deb OR wait until some one releases a newer version of the package.

Damon L. Chesser

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