[Techtalk] Debian apt and dpkg help, please

Liz Young liz at kandew.net
Sun Aug 24 16:59:20 EST 2003

On Sunday 24 August 2003 10:04 am, Carla Schroder wrote:
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/libartsc0_1.1.3-0woody1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/artsdsp', which is also in package
> libarts1-bin dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken
> pipe)
> Errors were encountered while processing:
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/libarts1_1.1.3-0woody1_i386.deb
>  /var/cache/apt/archives/libartsc0_1.1.3-0woody1_i386.deb
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Googling on these errors returns a lot of people with questions, but
> few with answers. Any bright ideas?

Try purging libarts1-bin first, and then run -f install.

dpkg -P libarts1-bin

Or, you can try --force `ing the new .debs.

I can't test that because I'm running Sarge/Sid, but HTH.


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