I had many many errors trying to install libboost1.49-dev.
This resulted in not being able to update packages, make any other installs or software updates. Big Problem!
Errors such as
Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages
Unpacking libboost1.49-dev (from .../libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_amd64.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/bcp', which is also in package libboost1.53-tools-dev 1.53.0-6+exp3ubuntu8 No apport report written because MaxReports has already been reached dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/libboost1.49-dev_1.49.0-4_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
What worked for me is as follows:
sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/libboost*
I then ran:
sudo apt-get install -f
These may not help, and aren't a guaranteed fix, but if they do help then great!