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Old 10-10-2005, 08:18 AM   #1
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apt-get fails ! Please help.

Kindhearted Linux Debian users, please help to debug and fix this issue !

I use Debian with KDE and while trying to install almost any package, I get the following error.

root#apt-get install sudo
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
sudo is already the newest version.
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
kubuntu-default-settings: Depends: kde-style-lipstik but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

root# apt-get -f install
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 353 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/82.4kB of archives.
After unpacking 315kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 100712 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking kde-style-lipstik (from .../kde-style-lipstik_1.0-2ubuntu4_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-style-lipstik_1.0-2ubuntu4_i386.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/kde3/', which is also in package lipstik
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)
Old 10-10-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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are you running Kubuntu or Debian?

a lot of times the packages dont mix well, can you post your /etc/apt/sources.list ?
Old 10-10-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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This happens from time to time, most often if you're running the unstable distribution or are mixing packages from different sources.
The brute-force method are to run:
dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-style-lipstik_1.0-2ubuntu4_i386.deb
If it's a package that you don't really need you could also try 'apt-get remove kde-style-lipstik' which might work.


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