> On Sep 8, 2017, at 10:48 PM, Ruben V <rubena...@gmail.com
> Selecting previously unselected package ack-grep.
> Preparing to unpack .../ack-grep_2.14-4_all.deb ...
> Unpacking ack-grep (2.14-4) ...
> dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/ack-grep_2.14-4_all.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/ack', which is the diverted version of '/usr/bin/ack-grep'
> Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> How can I fix this? I have ack-grep install via a bash script that executes the dpkg diversion command eventhough the package doesn't install. Not sure if that's helpful.
I can't answer directly, because even though I'm the author of ack, I don't have anything to do with the packaging.
I can tell you that when ack was first released, there was already a package called ack (some sort of Japanese translation software I think) and so they called it ack-grep. Then they got rid of the old ack package, and started calling it ack instead of ack-grep. And I'm guessing that there's a problem that has come out of that.
I Googled for "dpkg: error processing archive ack ack-grep" and turned up this Q&A on askubuntu.com
that seems to be about the same problem you are having, from what little I know of the Debian-related package managers. https://askubuntu.com/questions/562623/upgrade-a-diverted-package-dpkg-error
I hope that helps. Please let me know whether it does or not. If it does, then I will make a note of it on the install page for beyondgrep.com
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