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Month: September 2011

removing trinity

From: Burlen Loring <bloring@...>
Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2011 14:14:14 -0700

Trinity didn't install cleanly on my system , never worked correctly  , 
and now I need to clean things up. we have highly customized systems 
using local package repos, the install failed and I forced the trinity 
install using dpkg on the advise of someone who "knew", so this should 
not be taken as a comment on trinity quality.

My latest problem is that the uninstall is also failing, preventing me 
from switching back to kde4.

Any advise on getting past this would be greatly appreciated.

$sudo apt-get purge ksmserver-kde3
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 594kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y
(Reading database ... 468424 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing ksmserver-kde3 ...
No diversion `any diversion of /usr/bin/plasma', none removed
Removing `local diversion of /usr/bin/plasma-desktop to 
dpkg-divert: rename involves overwriting `/usr/bin/plasma-desktop' with
   different file `/usr/bin/plasma-desktop.kde4', not allowed
dpkg: error processing ksmserver-kde3 (--remove):
  subprocess installed post-removal script returned error exit status 2
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)