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

Loïc Minier lool at dooz.org
Sat Jul 29 17:32:54 UTC 2006


On Sat, Jul 29, 2006, John Feuerstein wrote:
> If I remember correctly it was an early sarge release which I installed
> directly from cd. I dist-upgraded to sid after the sarge
> system was running. This was some good time ago, so after the actual
> dist-upgrade this is what happened. Who would expect sth. different from
> a dist-upgrade on unstable, thats just another good chance to fix a bug.

 I've "fixed" the bug, but actually this is an unsupported situation: we
 only keep transitional dependencies between stable releases, and
 libgtop2 was removed before sarge, so what I added is an alien

 I am not sure whether this is documented anywhere that you might land
 with a system that has packages installed which are not in Debian
 anymore.  In the case of libgtop2, you simply have to uninstall it, and
 there's a replacement.  Some packages will scan for useless libs, but I
 recommend aptitude which keeps track of the number of uses of a package
 and will remove it if nothing you've installed depends on it anymore.

Loïc Minier <lool at dooz.org>

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