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I'm trying to run dist-upgrade on Debian 6 but it fails on installation of startpar with:

dpkg: considering deconfiguration of sysvinit-utils, which would be broken by installation of startpar ...
dpkg: no, sysvinit-utils is essential, will not deconfigure
it in order to enable installation of startpar.
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/startpar_0.59-3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 installing startpar would break existing software
configured to not write apport reports
                                  Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/startpar_0.59-3_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Do you have any idea how to fix this?

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Startpar is not included in Debian 6, so you've obviously mucked about with your repository config. Undo that, remove startpar and try again.

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You are right, thanks! –  Martin May 18 at 14:13

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