Apt-get :: Installing MAKE

I need to compile one of my own programs to run on the DSL box (which is the edge router at my business). I had no trouble installing gcc (and its requirements), but when I try to install *make*, it needs *fileutils*, and it fails with the following message:
Unpacking fileutils (from .../fileutils_4.1-10_i386.deb) ...
 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/fileutils_4.1-10_i386.deb (--unpack):
  trying to overwrite `/bin/chgrp', which is also in package coreutils
 dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
 Errors were encountered while processing:
 E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

What is the problem, and how do I get around it?

It looks like part of the problem is that /bin/chgrp is not the real debian chgrp, but the busybox substitute. I had hoped to bypass the problem by makeing it a COPY of busybox instead of a link, but that did not make any difference.

I managed to get MAKE in by manually typing

dpkg --force-depends -i /var/apt/archives/make*

Make runs, but gcc won't actually compile anything because
I am missing almost all of /usr/include/*.h

I think that what I need is libc6-dev package, but I get
two errors when I try to install it:
1) something about the wrong version of libc6
2) make is installed but needs fileutils as a prerequisite,
   and since it is not there, apt-get won't go on.

This is not very helpful.

Am I crazy for wanting to do a few compiles on a DSL box ?

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I think I have figured out that I need to install a package named gnu-utils in order to get the full (non-busybox) core utilities.
But when I type
apt-get install gnu-utils
... I get "package not found".

How do I install gnu-utils ?

/ Lars Poulsen

With some more googling, I learned that I just need to type
... and gnu-utils (true coreutil) gets installed.

But after this, I still cannot install fileutils (which is a prerequisite for make).

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