overwrite problem upgrading argyll

Asked by Chelmite on 2015-10-01

% /usr/bin/sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  gir1.2-colord-1.0 gir1.2-colordgtk-1.0 linux-image-extra-3.19.0-26-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/4,706 kB of archives.
After this operation, 38.9 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] Y
(Reading database ... 770227 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../argyll_1.8.2-0pmjdebruijn1~trusty_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking argyll (1.8.2-0pmjdebruijn1~trusty) over (1.6.3-4) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/argyll_1.8.2-0pmjdebruijn1~trusty_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/color/argyll/ref/Rec709.icm', which is also in package argyll-ref 1.6.3-4
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
needrestart is being skipped since dpkg has failed
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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sudo dpkg --force-all -i /var/cache/apt/archives/argyll_1.8.2-0pmjdebruijn1~trusty_amd64.deb

sudo apt-get -f install

You should also report a bug as you have packages that overlap.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

It seems that the version that you tried to install in coming from a PPA ( I assume https://launchpad.net/~pmjdebruijn/+archive/ubuntu/gnome-color-manager-release )

You should discuss this with the person responsible for that PPA.

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