On Wed, 2004-02-25 at 06:51, Christian B. Ellsworth Capo wrote:
i ran into the same problem last night in a fedora core1, with
apt/synaptic and many unstable and testing repositories, and a very
unlucky power failure in the middle of a massive rpm upgrade.
rpm throws a message like this for each package(doing this from my
recent brain memory)
ERROR: package XXXXXX exists bla bla bla s
HOW I FIXED:
i ran apt-get update
on the output gaves a list of duplicate pakages...
Another way to fix it is running synaptic. Update the list and it will
pop up a requester showing all the duplicated packages. Then just search
for those packages and remove the old versions.
YMMV, depending on the number of duplicates. It's not elegant but it
saves time rebuilding the rpm database.
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