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    Problem with make

    due to this problem the only apps i can install are with apt-get. and i don't have much selection because of that. so when i apt-get install make i get this

    root@box:~#apt-get install make
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    fileutils make
    0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and one not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B/1097kB of archives. After unpacking 2773kB will be used.
    Dow you want to continue? [Y/n] y
    (Reading database ... 15347 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking fileutils (from .../fileutils_4.1-10_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.1-10_i386.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite '/bin/chgrp', which is also in package coreutils
    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)
    can somebody make some sense of that for me.

  2. #2
    Super Moderator devils casper's Avatar
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    Jun 2006
    Chandigarh, India
    open terminal and execute this
    sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.1-10_i386.deb
    execute this code to clean up
    $ sudo dpkg --configure -a
    $ sudo apt-get -f install make

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  3. #3
    thanks for the help

    but now it's saying that my system doesn't support compilations due to me missing g++ I apt-get install g++ and it says i have missing dependencies that will not be installed. so i apt-get the following dependencies in their respective order. (each one depending the next) until i get to libc6 and it tells me it's the newest version. if it helps i'm using Damn Small linux 2.2.


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