[Grml] JFYI: apt-get upgrade: grml-scripts <-> xserver-xorg-core

Michael Prokop mika at grml.org
Tue Apr 24 17:57:07 CEST 2007



I noticed that several users are still using the old, deprecated
grml-repository (http://grml.org/repos/) instead of the new one
(http://deb.grml.org/). Please check whether you are using
http://deb.grml.org/ already - if not adjust your sources.list
according to the documentation on http://deb.grml.org/


If you stumble upon the following problem:

,---- [ upgrade-log ]
| Preparing to replace xserver-xorg-core 2:1.1.1-21 (using .../xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.3.0.0.dfsg-2_i386.deb) ...
| Unpacking replacement xserver-xorg-core ...
| dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.3.0.0.dfsg-2_i386.deb (--unpack):
|  trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/gtf.1.gz', which is also in package grml-scripts
| dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
| Errors were encountered while processing:
|  /var/cache/apt/archives/xserver-xorg-core_2%3a1.3.0.0.dfsg-2_i386.deb
| E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

then please read on for details:


Starting with version 2: the xserver-xorg-core package
ships an utility named gtf which was part of grml-scripts already.
The grml-scripts package does not ship the binary any longer of
course, but installation of new xserver-xorg-core package fails if
the grml-scripts package is not yet up2date.


Just upgrade the grml-scripts package before upgrading the
xserver-xorg-core package. Just execute:

# apt-get update
# apt-get install grml-scripts
# apt-get upgrade [...]

or the faster version using the zsh aliases of grml ;) ->

# au ; agi grml-scripts ; ag

JFYI && regards,
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