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Old 07-10-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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Apt-get upgrade error

Hi, I'm runing Kubuntu 5.04 and just recently had a problem doing an apt-get upgrade.

Konsole Output:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/15.6MB of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Preconfiguring packages ...
(Reading database ... 76376 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-image-2.6.10-5-386 2.6.10-34 (using .../linux-image-2.6.10-5-386_2.6.10-34.3_i386.deb) ...
The directory /lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386 still exists. Continuing as directed.
Unpacking replacement linux-image-2.6.10-5-386 ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-image-2.6.10-5-386_2.6.10-34.3_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/lib/modules/2.6.10-5-386/kernel/drivers/net/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko', which is also in package ndiswrapper-modules-2.6.10-5-386
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Searching for GRUB installation directory ... found: /boot/grub .
Testing for an existing GRUB menu.list file... found: /boot/grub/menu.lst .
Searching for splash image... none found, skipping...
Found kernel: /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.10-5-386
Found kernel: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Updating /boot/grub/menu.lst ... done

Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Any suggestions as to how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

Old 07-11-2005, 03:10 PM   #2
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Question 1: did you get the package from the kubuntu repository, or the deb? The binaries are not exactly the same, and could result in unexpected errors.

Check /etc/apt/sources.list to verify the kubuntu repository.

Question 2: did you run apt-get as root, or as user. If user, installation probably failed for wont of root authority. Try this:

Open a term window, and cd to /var/cache/apt/archives (the package should still be there).
su to root
apt-get install <packagename> (with root authority).

Does the error repeat?
Old 07-11-2005, 06:23 PM   #3
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I got the package from the repository and have also tried deleting it and getting it with apt again. It would cause the same problem. I also tried to apt-get install it as root by following your directions but it could seem to find the package, or any of the other ones listed when I type in ls.
Old 07-11-2005, 08:02 PM   #4
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AFAIK the only user who can run apt-get is the root user.

What do you mean by 'deleting it and getting it again'? Did you run 'sudo apt-get remove linux-image-2.6.10-5-386'?

Two more things you could try - the first is 'sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install'. The -f switch is the 'fix' switch and might work.

Otherwise - you could try installing the linux-386 meta-package (sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install linux-386) which will download the newest linux-image as well as the various kernel modules pacakges as well.



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