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Old 04-20-2005, 02:11 AM   #1
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sysv-rc error preventing package installations - help...

distro: knoppix remaster 'feather' (hd install)
kernel 2.4.27
arch i386

Apt-get works for me for most packages, but a few random (and important!) packages are giving me some errors I don't understand. Module-init-tools, for example.

When I try to apt-get or dpkg the .deb I get the following dependency error:

Depends: sysv-rc but it's not going to be installed.

I am then prompted to try apt-get -f install, which gives the following error:

Unpacking sysv-rc (from .../sysv-rc_2.86.ds1-1_all.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/sysv-rc_2.86.ds1-1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/etc/init.d/rc', which is also in package sysvinit
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Old 04-21-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
Harmaa Kettu
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I guess /etc/init.d/rc file has been moved from sysvinit package to sysv-rc. Try updating sysvinit first.
Old 04-22-2005, 01:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, Harmaa. But when I try apt-getting sysvinit I'm told it's already the latest version.


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