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Old 03-07-2009, 10:46 PM   #1
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module-init-tools, initramfs-tools broken

Whenever I try to run "upgrade" with either apt-get or aptitude, I get the following output. I have tried to find a solution to this elsewhere, but to no avail. Any advice will be much appreciated. If more diagnostic information is required, please let me know and I will try my best to post it in a timely fashion. I am running Debian Lenny with Linux Kernel 2.6.26-1-686. Thank you for your time.

Setting up module-init-tools (3.4-1) ...
dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting `/sbin/insmod' with
different file `/sbin/insmod.modutils', not allowed
dpkg: error processing module-init-tools (--configure):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 2
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of initramfs-tools:
initramfs-tools depends on module-init-tools; however:
Package module-init-tools is not configured yet.
dpkg: error processing initramfs-tools (--configure):
dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Old 03-08-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting `/sbin/insmod' with
different file `/sbin/insmod.modutils', not allowed
What's this all about? Any idea? I just checked, and I don't have any such "/sbin/insmod.modutils" file, nor is one listed in the module-init-tools package listing in synaptic. What is the content of your "/etc/apt/sources.list" file?


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