Ejecutar dist-upgrade falla en la installation de 'startpar'

Estoy tratando de ejecutar dist-upgrade en Debian 6 pero falla en la installation de startpar con:

 dpkg: considering deconfiguration of sysvinit-utils, which would be broken by installation of startpar ... dpkg: no, sysvinit-utils is essential, will not deconfigure it in order to enable installation of startpar. dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/startpar_0.59-3_amd64.deb (--unpack): installing startpar would break existing software configunetworking to not write apport reports Processing triggers for man-db ... Errors were encountenetworking while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/startpar_0.59-3_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) 

¿Tienes alguna idea de cómo arreglar esto?

Startpar no está incluido en Debian 6, por lo que obviamente has hecho lo imposible con tu configuration de repository. Deshaga eso, quite startpar y vuelva a intentarlo.