linux firmware update issues

Asked by Brandon Chastain on 2010-08-04

There is a recent update that will not install.

The update is:

linux-firmware version 1.34.1:

[ Chase Douglas ]

  * Add AudioScience ASI series audio device firmware
    -LP: #557037
  * Add RealTek RTL8192E firmware
    -LP: #508746
  * Update firmware from rt2870sta
    -LP: #580926

  [ Tim Gardner ]

  * radeon: add evergreen family microcode.
    -LP: #560306

Whenever I try to update this package I get this error:

E: /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.34.1_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp2400.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0

I have also as a result of this error had to resort to using an older version of of 10.04 to compensate for this, if I use the newer versions graphics are horrendously slow.

Thanks in advance for any help if anyone can help,

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2010-08-05
Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #1

I realize I failed to mention that I am running 64 bit. I also have a Phenom 2 x4 and a radeon 5830 video card.

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #2

I realize I failed to mention that I am running 64 bit. I also have a Phenom 2 x4 and a radeon 5830 video card.

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #3

I realize I failed to mention that I am running 64 bit. I also have a Phenom 2 x4 and a radeon 5830 video card.

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #4

I realize I failed to mention that I am running 64 bit. I also have a Phenom 2 x4 and a radeon 5830 video card.

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #5

Sorry for the spam.

sudo dpkg --force-all -i /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.34.1_all.deb; sudo apt-get -f install

There is a duplicate file in the deb. Please log a bug to highlight this but the above command will get you over the hurdle

Brandon Chastain (chastain-2) said : #7

Hello and thank you for the reply, I have done as you instructed and I received the following message I just want to make sure I am ok:

(Reading database ... 197139 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace linux-firmware 1.34 (using .../linux-firmware_1.34.1_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement linux-firmware ...
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp2400.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp5000.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp6200.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp6205.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp6400.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp6600.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp8700.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
dpkg: warning: overriding problem because --force enabled:
 trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/asihpi/dsp8900.bin', which is also in package alsa-firmware 0:1.0.20-0medibuntu4
Setting up linux-firmware (1.34.1) ...
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Yes, those are warnings. Please log a bug for this overlapping of files. The package is now installed.

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