apt-get package problem

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apt-get package problem

Postby Grell » 2017-04-05 17:23

Hello, I am having an issue when I am trying to update my system using apt-get update and I apt-get dist-upgrade and I am getting this error:

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root@BroadFoot:~# apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
  manpages
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/1,241 kB of archives.
After this operation, 36.9 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
Reading changelogs... Done
(Reading database ... 199618 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../manpages_4.10-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking manpages (4.10-1) over (4.09-2) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/manpages_4.10-1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man7/keyrings.7.gz', which is also in package keyutils 1.5.9-9
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/manpages_4.10-1_all.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
So apt-get keeps failing. Anyone know what the problem is? I am using Debian Sid on amd64 arch. Thank you.
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Re: apt-get package problem

Postby cronoik » 2017-04-05 17:42

Have a nice day!
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Re: apt-get package problem

Postby stevepusser » 2017-04-05 19:18

Sid users should expect that kind of thing! They should also know how to read the dpkg man page and use the "--force" if they want to try and work around an conflicting file like that.
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Re: apt-get package problem

Postby sunrat » 2017-04-05 22:57

I hit that problem last night in siduction. Tried again a bit later and it was fixed with a new replacement package in the repo.
Standard sid problem. :)
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