Using apt-get dist-upgrade to upgrade software on a server, I get the following error:
Extracting templates from packages: 100% Preconfiguring packages ... (Reading database ... 28575 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace debianutils 2.8.4 (using .../debianutils_2.30_i386.deb) ... Unpacking replacement debianutils ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_2.30_i386.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite `/usr/sbin/add-shell', which is also in package passwd dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/debianutils_2.30_i386.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I got a similar error some minutes prior with another package so I used apt-get remove to remove the package and then apt-get upgrade which seemed to get past that first little problem... Until it hit this next one. I can't use apt-get remove to remove debianutils as this is a core package and will break the system if removed.
Any pointers as to where to go from here?