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Re: can not install xlibs

This isn't a problem with xlibs, just a change WRT X policy kind of.
Basically your fix is to find your xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb, probably in
/var/cache/apt/archives. Then run:
dpkg -i --force-overwrite xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb

You also might want to check the files in knews. If dpkg -L knews shows
the /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults you can send a bug report for it.
It needs to be recompiled against X4 to move app-defaults to /etc/X11.

Gordon Sadler

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 09:03:51PM -0600, Ron Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> dpkg is choking on xlibs_4.0.2-1:
> ron@quark:~$ sudo apt-get install xlibs
> Reading Package Lists... Done
> Building Dependency Tree... Done
> 1 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 321 not upgraded.
> 9 packages not fully installed or removed.
> Need to get 0B/1167kB of archives. After unpacking 20.5kB will be used.
> (Reading database ... 61990 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace xlibs 4.0.1-10 (using .../xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement xlibs ...
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults', which is also in package knews
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/xlibs_4.0.2-1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> I have no idea how to begin to debug this. I did notice a previous poster on this
> list with a very similar problem, but the fix suggested (deleting symlink from 
> /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults) did not work for me.

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