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Old 01-03-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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problems with apt-get -f install

Greetings and thank you for spending your time to look at this

ok as you know that some times after apt-get install (name of file wanted), it tells you this

You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:

ok so when I do that I get this now

#apt-get -f install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 6 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/566kB of archives.
After unpacking 3363kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 94461 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking wxwin2.4-headers (from .../wxwin2.4-headers_2.4.2.6_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/wxwin2.4-headers_2.4.2.6_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/share/aclocal/wxwin.m4', which is also in package wx2.5-common
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

ok I tried to rm the file wxwin2.4-headers_2.4.2.6_i386.deb from /var/cache/apt/archives# but when I did the apt-get -f install again it dl it and tired to install it again.

how do I tell apt-get that I do not want to dl this file any more so I can go ahead and use the apt-get -f install? Or is there something else that I should do?

Thank you for your time
Old 01-03-2005, 11:54 PM   #2
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Here's my notes on that....
Repair apt-get dependency error: #example libutahglx1
dpkg --force-overwrite -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libutahglx1
dpkg --configure -a


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