upgrade problem

Tim Frost timfrost at xtra.co.nz
Thu Mar 8 06:28:54 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 13:08 -0500, stan wrote:
> I'm trying to do an apt-get upgrade on an edgy machine. But its' failing
> like this:
> Preparing to replace xbase-clients 1:7.1.1ubuntu6 (using
> .../xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds1-2_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement xbase-clients ...
> dpkg: error processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds1-2_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/xprop.1.gz', which is also in
>  package xprop
>  dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>  Errors were encountered while processing:
>   /var/cache/apt/archives/xbase-clients_1%3a7.1.ds1-2_i386.deb
>   E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> Now, I beleive that I simply need to force remove the xprop package, but I
> can't seem to find the correct "magic speel" to do this
> What should I do?
what happens if you do 'sudo apt-get remove --purge xprop' ?
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