Apt-Get funbits

I was updating my knop/deb at work today and I stumbled upon an interesting bug…

Unpacking libntfs5 (from …/libntfs5_1.9.2-2_i386.deb) …
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libntfs5_1.9.2-2_i386.deb (–unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/libntfs.so.5.0.0′, which is also in package ntfsprogs
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:

It seems that I’m ntot the only one with this type of problem. And it seems to completely halt apt-get from doing anything but attempting to do that one installation. Fortunatley there is a quick solution – unpacking the damn libntfs5_1 library yourself:

dpkg -i –force-all /var/cache/apt/archives/libntfs5_1.9.2-2_i386.deb

That worked for me… Hey – I’m learning… I’m still very much windoze user, although I’m working really hard to overcome that defficiency.


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