Bug#380350: dpkg error trying to overwrite libgtop-2.0.mo

John Feuerstein j.feuerstein at baze.de
Sat Jul 29 12:28:35 UTC 2006

Package: libgtop2-common
Version: 2.14.1-2

When I try to install libgtop2-7_2.14.1-2_i386.deb it depends on
libgtop2-common_2.14.1-2_all.deb. However the package libgtop2-common
tries to overwrite the file
which is also in package libgtop2.

Here is a complete demonstration of this problem:

-- snip --------------------------------------------------
mobile:~# apt-get install libgtop2-7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
libgtop2-7 is already the newest version.
You might want to run `apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
  libgtop2-7: Depends: libgtop2-common (>= 2.14.1-2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
mobile:~# 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 120 not upgraded.
22 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/96.0kB of archives.
After unpacking 971kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
(Reading database ... 78564 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libgtop2-common (from .../libgtop2-common_2.14.1-2_all.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libgtop2-common_2.14.1-2_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/locale/am/LC_MESSAGES/libgtop-2.0.mo', which is also in package libgtop2
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
-- snap --------------------------------------------------

Some info about the system used:
OS: Debian unstable
Kernel: Linux mobile 2.6.17-1-k7 #1 SMP Mon Jul 17 13:21:38 UTC 2006 i686 GNU/Linux
ii  apt         Advanced front-end for dpkg
ii  dpkg           1.13.22        package maintenance system for Debian
ii  libc6          2.3.6-15       GNU C Library: Shared libraries

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