Upgrade form Dapper to Edgy Eft

Richard Ibbotson richard.ibbotson at gmail.com
Sun Nov 26 20:17:18 UTC 2006


> I *think* this is an occasion where brute force tends to win,
> Richard.
> # dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/x11-common_1%
> #3a7.1.1ubuntu6_i386.deb
> followed by
> # apt-get -f install
> should do the trick (he says hopefully).

Hmmm.. when dealing with mechanical engineering problems I'm a fan of 
the 14oz or 14lb hammer used in the right way with the appropriate 
skill.  I was taught by a lot of mechanical engineers.  I'm good at 
it.  However, when dealing with computers or software I prefer the 
carefully shaded candle in the corner of the room.  Tried what you 
suggested and it did this......

dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/x11-common_1%3a7.1.1ubuntu6_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 235970 files and directories currently 
Preparing to replace x11-common 7.0.0-0ubuntu45 
(using .../x11-common_1%3a7.1.1ubuntu6_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement x11-common ...
Replacing files in old package xinit ...
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/bin', which is also in package 
Setting up x11-common (7.1.1ubuntu6) ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/init.d/x11-common ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/X11/Xsession ...
Installing new version of config file /etc/X11/Xsession.options ...
 System startup links for /etc/init.d/x11-common already exist.

After which it did this ..... asking me to run 'apt-get dist-upgrade' 
when Synaptic couldn't cope with it.  Didn't want to do this either 
but seems like all I can do.  Using Adept for the upgrade this is 
what happened - same with apt-get dist-upgrade......

apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Calculating upgrade...Done
The following packages will be REMOVED
  kdelibs-bin libgcj7 libnewt0.51 libtasn1-2-dev libvte4 libxine-main1 
libxklavier10 openoffice.org2-kde python2.4-apt
  python2.4-cairo python2.4-dbus python2.4-gdbm python2.4-glade2 
python2.4-gnome2 python2.4-gnome2-desktop
  python2.4-gnome2-extras python2.4-gobject python2.4-gtk2 
python2.4-libxml2 python2.4-libxslt1 python2.4-numeric
  python2.4-pyorbit python2.4-tk xine-ui

960 upgraded, 113 newly installed, 24 to remove and 28 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/645MB of archives.
After unpacking 171MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

So, it's not good but things might be going in the right direction.


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