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DFkT
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« on: February 04, 2013, 08:20:17 AM »

ive been recieving these errors when trying to update wifite reaver and whatweb for a few days now
and have been running into some trouble looking for the root cause


E: /var/cache/apt/archives/reaver_1.4-2backbox3_i386.deb: trying to overwrite '/menu/auditing/wireless_analysis/wifi/cracking/reaver', which is also in package backbox-menu 3.01.1
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/whatweb_0.4.8~git20120606-1backbox2_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/menu/auditing/information_gathering/web_application/whatweb', which is also in package backbox-menu 3.01.1
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/wifite_2.0r85-1backbox2_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/menu/auditing/wireless_analysis/wifi/cracking/wifite', which is also in package backbox-menu 3.01.1

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apparently this issue seems to occur when trying to install backbox-desktop package

« Last Edit: February 04, 2013, 09:17:54 AM by DFkT » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2013, 09:08:08 AM »

Hi,

Provide us with more information. Run in terminal:

apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Copy all text from terminal, not just error ones. Then in terminal type :

tail -50 /var/log/syslog

Copy all from terminal and post here http://www.pastebin.com
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Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*
DFkT
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 04:39:53 AM »

Hi,

Provide us with more information. Run in terminal:

apt-get -f install
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Copy all text from terminal, not just error ones. Then in terminal type :

tail -50 /var/log/syslog

Copy all from terminal and post here http://www.pastebin.com
apt-get -f install and sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade were some of the first steps i tried after getting the errors

i was able to get everything working correctly today and circumvent the "trying to overwrite" errors by using
apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install backbox-desktop wifite reaver whatweb aircrack-ng
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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 10:45:37 AM »

DFkT, are you using external repositories? This is the official one: https://launchpad.net/~backbox/+archive/three
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DFkT
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2013, 11:32:17 PM »

ive been using the backbox 3.0 release and the only repository ive added at all was the ppa for pidgin
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 07:44:11 PM »

apt-get purge reaver wifite whatweb backbox-menu
apt-get install backbox-desktop
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DFkT
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 08:52:02 PM »

i stated in my previous post i was able to overcome the errors mentioned by using
apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" install
i will keep your suggestions in mind if i run into any future issues regarding this Smiley
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