###UPDATE### SOLVED. ~ Careful what you apt-pin ~ removed the offending portions from apt's preferences, and all's well again.
i've had this problem in sid for a while now. life's been so hectic i've not found the time to sit down and get it sorted... or rather, what vast amount of time i have spent on it, has been insufficient. definately time to ask.
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/procps_1%3a3.3.4-2_amd64.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/uptime', which is also in package live-tools 3.0.8-1
^ so there's the gist of the problem.
procps wont update, because uptimed's also in live-tools. i've tried removing live-tools, but apt always insists, it neeeeeeds procps to be upgraded first. this is blocking me from installing, or uninstalling, anything.
is there some simple "one-shot" or "force" type deal to get around this?
should i try pinning my way out of it? (considered, but doubt it would make a difference).
any suggestions to point me in the right direction, greatly appreciated.
~ ADDITIONAL INFO ~
adding -f seems insufficient.
$ sudo apt-get -f install procps
[sudo] password for root:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 480 not upgraded.
3 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 259 kB of archives.
After this operation, 9,216 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ sid/main procps amd64 1:3.3.4-2 [259 kB]
Fetched 259 kB in 14s (17.4 kB/s)
(Reading database ... 292904 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace procps 1:3.3.3-2 (using .../procps_1%3a3.3.4-2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement procps ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/procps_1%3a3.3.4-2_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/uptime', which is also in package live-tools 3.0.8-1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Last edited by Digit (2013-01-17 04:04:55)