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Old 12-14-2018, 07:00 PM   #1
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Depedencies problem with python

I'm using KDE Neon and I seem to have some kind of a catch 22 dependencies issue.

when I do sudo apt upgrade I get this message:

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information
... Done
You might want to run 
'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
libpython3.7-stdlib Dependslibpython3.7-minimal (= 3.7.0-1+xenial2but 3.7.1-1~18.04 is installed
Dependslibpython3.7-stdlib (= 3.7.1-1~18.04but 3.7.0-1+xenial2 is installed
Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution). 
doing apt --fix-broken install gives me this:

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(Reading database ... 369349 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../libpython3.7-stdlib_3.7.1-1~18.04_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libpython3.7-stdlib:amd64 (3.7.1-1~18.04over (3.7.0-1+xenial2) ...
dpkgerror processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libpython3.7-stdlib_3.7.1-1~18.04_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/'which is also in package python3.7-distutils 3.7.0-1+xenial2
-deberrorpaste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1
I'd rather not completely uninstall python as it's necessary for a lot of applications.

I tried to delete:
in case it was corrupted, but on the next upgrade attempt I get the same issue.

any help would be appreciated.
Old 12-19-2018, 04:09 AM   #2
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I cannot guarantee, but if there was no better idea try to force reinstall both packages: libpython3.7-stdlib and python3.7-distutils using version ~18.04.
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How do you come to have python packages from 16.04 & 18.04 installed at the same time?
Old 12-20-2018, 05:34 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by descendant_command View Post
How do you come to have python packages from 16.04 & 18.04 installed at the same time?
Maybe he migrated a /usr partition to his new system?


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