During routine update, package conflict between base-files and mysql-shared

Todd Deshane deshantm at gmail.com
Wed Jun 15 19:43:49 UTC 2005

Thanks for the help everybody.  It turns out there is a mysql-server-4.1
in hoary universe.  I cleaned out the mysql packages from mysql.com
and put that in, fixed permissions and everything i need is working. I
was able to successfully do the apt-get upgrade :)

For anyone interested, I was looking around for how to figure out
where packages were installed from and found:
apt-cache showpkg <pkgname>

This also gives information on depedencies and provides.

Thanks again for all the quick replies and information,
this list and the Ubuntu community has been very helpful.

I hope to continue work with and also help out whenever I
can. Keep up the good work.


On 6/15/05, Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 17:26 -0400, Todd Deshane wrote:
> > The package I installed was an rpm from mysql.com.
> > I used alien to convert it to a debian packaged and
> > installed with dpkg.
> All bets are off.
> > Other suggestions for a clean solution that will allow me
> > to continue getting updates and have mysql 4.1 still?
> Add Debian unstable or breezy universe (maybe it's there) to your
> sources.list and install it from there.  You may need to add the
> file /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/05-Cache-Limit with:
>  // This is needed if you get an error saying that the mmap ran out of
>  // space.  The setting here should give it plenty!  RTFM.
>  //
>  APT::Cache-Limit "16777216";
> ... if you get an error message with many repositories listed in
> sources.list.
> Mixing Ubuntu and Debian like that is _unsupported_ and if it breaks you
> keep both pieces.  In my experience, it tends to work fairly well if you
> are careful about what you install.  The boot messages are not as
> pretty, but the software is mostly compatible.
> You can override a file clash with the '--force-overwrite' switch to
> dpkg; but don't do it unless you are sure the file in conflict is safe
> to overwrite.  Use 'mc' (midnight commander) to view the insides of
> a .deb package.
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> Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu>
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