Skype Install Problem

Gavin Costello gavcos at
Fri Mar 14 14:36:15 UTC 2008

On 14-03-2008 09.26, Tab Gilbert wrote:
>    Hey-
>    When I try to install Skype 2 I get this error message.
>    E: /var/cache/apt/archives/skype_2.0.0.63-1_i386.deb: trying to
>    overwrite `/usr/share/icons/skype.png', which is also in package
>    skype-common
>    Is there a simple way for me to force it to replace the icon or what
>    would be the easiest way to approach this.  I am not sure if this is
>    going to turn out to be a common problem or not.
---end quoted text---

Try to manually install the package using dpkg with the --force-overwrite 


dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/skype_2.0.0.63-1_i386.deb


Gavin Costello
gavcos at
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