Upgrade form Dapper to Edgy Eft

Gordon McCammick forums at gmx.net
Sun Nov 26 19:42:01 UTC 2006

On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:08:14 +0000
"Richard Ibbotson" <richard.ibbotson at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi
> I've upgraded my workstation from Dapper to Edgy Eft.  Part way through
> the upgrade using 'gksu "update-manager -c" ' the upgrade halted and
> asked me to use Synaptic to repair the damage.  This doesn't work
> either.  Output of some error messages is.....
> "there are 70 broken packages on your system!"  Use the broken filter
> to locate them.  Done that... and it says..
> "E: /var/cache/apt/archives/x11-common_1%3a7.1.1ubuntu6_i386.deb:
> trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/bin', which is also in package
> iglooftp"
> /usr/X11R6/bin is where IglooFTP normally goes.  There seems to be
> something about a link between /usr/X11R6/bin and something else.  Tried
> to remove the IglooFTP applicaion and directory but the upgrade refuses
> to complete. Anyone have any ideas how to get round this ?  Would be
> nice to have a working apt-get or gksu or Synaptic system and a
> workstation that will accept updates.

I *think* this is an occasion where brute force tends to win, Richard.

# dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/x11-common_1%

followed by 

# apt-get -f install

should do the trick (he says hopefully).


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