libc6 dependency probl;em in dapper

Derek Broughton news at
Tue Mar 14 20:46:03 UTC 2006

Tony Arnold wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>>>dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.3.11_all.deb
>>>trying to overwrite '/usr/share/i18n/locales/en_AU', which is also in
>>>package language-pack-en-base
>> These are easy.
>> dpkg --force-overwrite -i /var/cache/apt/archives/locales_2.3.11_all.deb
>> Then, either don't worry about it, or find out which of those packages is
>> more recent, and if it's language-pack-en-base, you may want to do the
>> same with it, to force it back to using the most recent .../locales/en_AU
> That's useful information. In the mean time, I lost patience and have
> gone for a complete re-install from the Flight-5 CD. It's a trial
> system, so I'm not losing anything really.

Of course, I should have added " and check the changelog and file a bug
report if necessary" :-)  Generally these errors happen when a file is
intentionally moved from one package to another, and since it's dapper the
changes aren't always synced.  That will likely show up in the changelog. 
If it doesn't, it doesn't hurt to file a bug report to make sure that both
maintainers know of the situation.

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