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Old 08-15-2004, 12:03 AM   #1
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Error Installing KDE 3.3 through Synaptic in Mepis


i just saw taht kde 3.3 has been released. i selected it for update and then i get this error message while installing. now, the control center is useless, although it says that kded 3.3 is installed.

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(Reading database ... 91103 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace kdelibs-data 4:3.2.3-4 (using .../kdelibs-data_4%3a3.3.0-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement kdelibs-data ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kdelibs-data_4%3a3.3.0-1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/mimelnk/audio/x-ms-wma.desktop', which is also in package kmplayer
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Failed to apply all changes! Scroll in this buffer to see what went wrong
anyone else get this? anyway around it or through it or under it?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:45 AM   #2
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Re: Error Installing KDE 3.3 through Synaptic in Mepis

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Originally posted by nuka_t
i just saw taht kde 3.3 has been released. i selected it for update and then i get this error message while installing. now, the control center is useless, although it says that kded 3.3 is installed.

Code:
(Reading database ... 91103 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace kdelibs-data 4:3.2.3-4 (using .../kdelibs-data_4%3a3.3.0-1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement kdelibs-data ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kdelibs-data_4%3a3.3.0-1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/mimelnk/audio/x-ms-wma.desktop', which is also in package kmplayer
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Failed to apply all changes! Scroll in this buffer to see what went wrong
anyone else get this? anyway around it or through it or under it?
cd /var/apt/cache/archives then dpkg -i --force-overwrite kdelibs-data_4%3a3.3.0-1_all.deb and after it installs dpkg --configure -a to configure the packages that were missed when the error happened. Be prepared to repeat this procedure a few times along with what every else you are doing to install the packages.

Edit: All this as root at a console login.

Last edited by HappyTux; 08-15-2004 at 12:46 AM.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 12:59 AM   #3
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that archives directory dosent exist.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:08 AM   #4
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that archives directory dosent exist.
Oops got it backwards /var/cache/apt/archives.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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i tried that and it looked like it worked. bu tit didnt. so i restarted and i couldnt log in to either kde or gnome. im in enlightenment now.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:15 PM   #6
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That KDE 3.3.0 is only an RC. It is not the official release version. Therefore, it can be expected that it may be broken.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:26 PM   #7
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apt-get dosent download rc's. right?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 03:51 PM   #8
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That depends on what you have in your sources.list. The unstable distro has 3.3.0, which is RC1. Experimental has 3.2.92-1, which is a beta for 3.3.

Nothing has been posted on KDE's site, so the release date is still set for this Wed.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 04:56 PM   #9
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i guess ill reinstall mepis on wednesday then and use fluxbox until then. who knows, it might frow on me,
 
Old 08-15-2004, 07:11 PM   #10
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Why not simply upgrade the necessary packages?
 
Old 08-15-2004, 07:16 PM   #11
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apt is beyond screwed up on my pc ATM. i dont even know whether kde is installed or not . anyway, a mepis reinstall only takes 15 minutes (i decided to d oit right now instead of waiting, but i wont run apt-get upgrade) and i will keep the home folder so i wont lose much. i only installed mepis last night so its not like its a big deal or anything.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 10:19 PM   #12
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well, i reinstalled and kept my home folder. everything is the same as before, firefox themes, panel settings and everything. anyway, kpackage still displays kde 3.3 as the latest version. also, i installed synaptic through aterm(i installed aterm through konsole) and it crashes and brings the whole system down with it when i select a package. kpackage and apt-get work fine though.
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:15 PM   #13
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Have you tried aptitude? Similar to synaptic, but text-based.
 
Old 08-16-2004, 12:01 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally posted by nuka_t
well, i reinstalled and kept my home folder. everything is the same as before, firefox themes, panel settings and everything. anyway, kpackage still displays kde 3.3 as the latest version. also, i installed synaptic through aterm(i installed aterm through konsole) and it crashes and brings the whole system down with it when i select a package. kpackage and apt-get work fine though.
Try this from a console login (select it from the menu at the KDM login screen) as root dselect update then apt-get install kdebase it should bring in more than a few of the apps you need any errors use the commands I mentioned above. Then apt-get upgrade should get most of the ones leftover same idea for errors. Now the packages that will be leftover if any will depend on packages in unstable so use the apt-get upgrade to see the ones being held back and then apt-get install single_package_left if it complains about a package being missing for it to install then add it to the line apt-get install single_package_left package_complained_about if it tells you that the package needs to be a certain version number but a lower number is being installed then apt-get install single_package_left package_complained_about/unstable if more than one package being complained about then keep adding them to the line until they all will install without complaint then keep repeating the process until everything is installed. Then use /etc/init.d/kdm restart to get back to the login screen having restarted it to make sure that you are using the new version.
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:10 PM   #15
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Thank You!

Thanks, HappyTux. I'd had the same problems as the original poster. The instructions with changing to /var/apt/cache really helped me out, and it appears that I'm successfully running KDE3.3.

Cheers!
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