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Month: September 2011

Re: [trinity-users] removing trinity

From: "Mag. Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Fri, 2 Sep 2011 23:23:57 +0200
Am Freitag, 2. September 2011 schrieb Burlen Loring:
> Hi,
> 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:
>    ksmserver-kde3
> 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
> /usr/bin/plasma-desktop.kde4'
> 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:
>   ksmserver-kde3
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

First get rid of any KDE4 packages e.g. *plasma*. Then remove tinity. Then 
install KDE4.

BTW, I think you have a broken installation, because some KDE4 packages 
interfer with trinity. You may reinstall trinity after you purged any KDE4 
package - I bet it'll work then.


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