[Bioperl-l] bioperl-run on Mac OS X

Koen van der Drift kvddrift at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 1 17:43:23 EDT 2004


I am the maintainer for the bioperl and bioperl-run packages for fink.  
When trying to install bioperl-run using the fink package, a user  
reported the following error:

/usr/bin/sudo /sw/bin/fink  update bioperl-pm581
Information about 3842 packages read in 2 seconds.
The following package will be installed or updated:
dpkg -i  
(Reading database ... 12877 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace bioperl-pm581 1.4-1 (using  
.../bioperl-pm581_1.4-4_darwin-powerpc.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement bioperl-pm581 ...
dpkg: error processing  
bioperl-pm581_1.4-4_darwin-powerpc.deb (--install):
  trying to overwrite  
which is also in package bioperl-run-pm581
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
### execution of dpkg failed, exit code 1
Failed: can't install package bioperl-pm581-1.4-4

So what happens is that the file .packlist gets installed both by  
bioperl and bioperl-run in the same location. Is it safe to not install  
.packlist to avoid this conflict? If not, is there another way around  
this to fix this?

many thanks,

- Koen.

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