[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#576445: sgml-base: Fails to purge

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Sun Apr 4 17:21:09 UTC 2010

Package: sgml-base
Version: 1.26
Severity: serious


I got this in a build log:
Selecting previously deselected package sgml-base.
Unpacking sgml-base (from .../sgml-base_1.26_all.deb) ...
Unpacking libao2 (from .../libao2_0.8.8-5.1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libao2_0.8.8-5.1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/etc/libao.conf', which is also in package libao4 0:1.0.0-2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
apt-get failed.

(It didn't configure any package.)

And then during removal I get:
Removing sgml-base ...
Purging configuration files for sgml-base ...
rmdir: failed to remove `sgml': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing sgml-base (--purge):
 subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 1


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