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Old 04-07-2004, 03:50 PM   #1
Mishkinman
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Question error installing libc6: cant overwrite devpts


$uname -a
Linux mishkin 2.6.4 #1 Tue Apr 6 22:01:50 CEST 2004 i686 GNU/Linux

im using debian sarge and if i try to
$apt-get install libc6

i get

dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/etc/default/devpts', which is also in package initscripts


if i then run
$dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb
Unpacking replacement libc6 ...
dpkg-deb (subprocess): short read in buffer_copy (failed to write to pipe in copy)
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste returned error exit status 2
dpkg: error processing /usr/local/src/libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb (--install):
short read in buffer_copy (backend dpkg-deb during `./lib/libc-2.3.2.so')


I havent been able to find a solution to either of these and any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 04:18 PM   #2
Mishkinman
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well, so i


# dpkg -i --force-overwrite libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb

(Reading database ... 93587 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace libc6 2.3.2.ds1-10 (using libc6_2.3.2.ds1-11_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libc6 ...
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
trying to overwrite `/etc/default/devpts', which is also in package initscripts
dpkg - warning, overriding problem because --force enabled:
trying to overwrite `/etc/default/tmpfs', which is also in package initscripts
Setting up libc6 (2.3.2.ds1-11) ...
Current default timezone: 'US/Pacific'.
Local time is now: Wed Apr 7 14:16:54 PDT 2004.
Universal Time is now: Wed Apr 7 21:16:54 UTC 2004.
Run 'tzconfig' if you wish to change it.



and it installed fine. Was this a bad idea to overwrite devpts and tmpfs? Any forseeable complications?
 
  


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