Playing with Debian

Debian seems one of the most popular Linux distribution expessially for embedded systems like Plutohome, VDR etc. Usually I use RedHat/Fedora but I also works with both: Plutohome and VDR. So, I have to learn Debian a bit. It isn’t completely different from Fedora but it looks strange for me. When I installed additional packages to build Orbiter for Nokia770 I faced with following problem. apt-get gave me en error:
debconf: delaying package configuration, since apt-utils is not installed
(Reading database ... 20913 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libsdl1.2debian-oss (from .../libsdl1.2debian-oss_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007-4.1_arm.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl1.2debian-oss_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007-4.1_arm.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/', which is also in package libsdl1.2
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /scratchbox/devkits/debian/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

After Google search I found that running a following command:
dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libsdl1.2debian-oss_1.2.7+1.2.8cvs20041007-4.1_arm.deb
resolved the problem.

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