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Old 08-08-2016, 01:42 AM   #1
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??? Installing "dia" wants to uninstall Chrome?


I went to install "dia", and it wanted to uninstall Chrome??? That's pretty boorish behavior! Needless to say, I chose not to install dia.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:29 AM   #2
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Dia, the diagramming tool? That makes no sense. Edit your post to describe exactly what happened, and word-for-word what messages you received.
 
Old 08-08-2016, 11:10 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.

No, it doesn't make any sense. I was using Synaptic, and clicked on ONE program to install, namely "dia". The diagramming program. It said additional dependencies were required. It also said that Google Chrome had to be removed. Huh? I did not continue past that, and canceled the installation.

This is exactly what I did and observed, word-for-word. A very simple process, and one I do all the time and am quite familiar with. The "message I received" was the dialog box you see in my first post.

This was on Linux Mint 13. I tried the exact same thing on a Linux Mint 18 system, and did not see this aberrant behavior about wanting to remove Chrome.

This is not a big deal for me, since I'm in the process of moving from that LM13 system to the LM18 system. So the LM13 system will be going by the wayside soon.

I just thought it was an interesting problem, and wanted to know if anyone else had encountered it, or had some idea what was causing the issue.

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Old 08-08-2016, 11:42 AM   #4
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It's obviously some weird mistake at the repository. I can't remember anything like it myself: usually the error is getting unsolicited extras, like the Russian dictionary SUSE once thought I needed to use the media codecs...

The obvious answer would be to download all the DEBs and install from the CLI with dependency checking turned off.

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Old 08-08-2016, 12:59 PM   #5
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So remove chrome and then put it back?
Your chrome stuff is safe from the removal process.

Maybe its Chrome 30 or some non-sense?
Nuke it to orbit and then re-install chrome.

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Old 08-08-2016, 01:14 PM   #6
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Thanks. I don't need to go so far as removing Chrome, installing dia, then putting Chrome back.

Normally, I test out new software in a virtual machine. If I like it, and it doesn't screw anything else up on my system, I then install it on my regular desktop.

In this case I said, "Hey, I have this spare LM13 computer set up that I'm moving off of, so why don't I just install dia there for testing? (as opposed to my normal route of installing it in a VM)". I know, not a great test since I would be testing on LM13 for possible future installation on LM18. But that's what I did - good or bad.

This whole thing, me reporting the problem here on LQ.org, was for me to increase my personal knowledge/understanding about what may be happening. Also, others who read this thread may themselves learn what's happening, in case they run into similar problems. Kind of a group learning experience so we all end up knowing more than we used to.

It sounds like the bottom line on this issue is, "Well, something/somebody screwed up something somewhere. Just one of those things that rarely crops up, and is not really worth debugging or worrying about, especially since it is corrected in newer versions of the distro/repos". It's still a good learning opportunity though, IMHO.
 
Old 08-08-2016, 06:52 PM   #7
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Yeah, it definitely sounds like "a goof-up in the dependency tree" that probably should be reported as an issue to the distro vendor, so that they can sort through it in the next few days . . .
 
Old 08-09-2016, 08:13 AM   #8
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I'm certainly avoiding LinuxMint 18, in fact, I need a new Desktop OS.
 
Old 08-11-2016, 12:45 AM   #9
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Hi haertig...

For Mint (assuming you have the 64 bit version,) after installing dia, I wonder if installing Chrome from Google's website would help?

Regards...

Last edited by ardvark71; 08-11-2016 at 12:47 AM. Reason: Added information.
 
Old 08-12-2016, 07:33 AM   #10
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If you're interested in looking at the reasons, then post the output from:

Code:
sudo apt-get check

apt-cache show dia

apt-cache show google-chrome-stable
This will check if you have any existing dependency issues, and then list the dependencies of the two packages in question so that we can look to see where any conflicts might lie (although it might lie in the other packages installed by dia, but we can examine that if the above proves fruitless).
 
  


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