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Month: November 2018

Re: [trinity-users] Broken update

From: "D. R. Evans" <doc.evans@...>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2018 06:45:41 -0700
Kate Draven wrote on 11/19/18 6:18 PM:
>> On Monday 19 November 2018 18:39:56 D. R. Evans wrote:
>>> I tried to update my debian stable TDE-based system this morning, and
>>> received this error message:
>>> E:
>>> /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-96xDOO/031-tdebase-data-trinity_4%3a14.0.6~pre21
>>> -0debian9.0.0+7_all.deb: trying to overwrite
>>> '/opt/trinity/share/icons/crystalsvg/16x16/apps/kcmdf.png', which is
>>> also in package kdf-trinity 4:14.0.6~pre5-0debian9.0.0+0
>>> Synaptic is reporting a broken package, but the instructions as to how
>>> to proceed in this situation are exceedingly unclear.
>>> Anyway. Something is obviously wrong, and it appears to be a TDE
>>> packaging error of some kind and I thought I should post here to put
>>> the issue before people who understand this a lot better than I do.
>>>   Doc
>> I also got that same message, and now I am stuck because of broken 
>> packages held.
>> -- 
>> Cheers, Gene Heskett
>> --
>> "There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty:
>>  soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order."
>> -Ed Howdershelt (Author)
>> Genes Web page <>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Your mission, should you decide to accept it...
> In Synaptic, at the bottom left, click on "custom filters"
> then click on broken, to view broken packages.
> To fix broken packages, in the text menu, at the top, click on edit, then 
> click on fix broken packages.


Thank you. (I don't pretend to understand what it actually did, but it seems
to have worked; nothing is reported as broken any more, and synaptic will now
run updates again -- it refused to do so as long as it thought that there was
a broken package.)