apt-get stuck on libsane-extras
On 10 Jan 2008, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2008 at 09:18:44 +0000, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> > Apt-get is trying to install libsane-extras but it says:
> > npacking libsane-extras (from .../libsane-extras_126.96.36.199_i386.deb) ...
> > dpkg: error processing
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/libsane-extras_188.8.131.52_i386.deb (--unpack):
> > trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man5/sane-epkowa.5.gz', which is
> > also in package iscan dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal
> > (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing:
> > /var/cache/apt/archives/libsane-extras_184.108.40.206_i386.deb E: Sub-process
> > /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> > I've tried apt-get -f install and I've manually deleted
> > /usr/share/mam/man5/sane-epkowa.5.gz but no improvement.
> > I don't want to try purging sane because I need to be able to send faxes
> > and if I can't reinstall it I shall be stuck.
> > Any suggestions of what to try?
> dpkg --force-overwrite -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libsane-extras_220.127.116.11_i386.deb
> apt-get install -f
Thanks - that's fixed it!
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