Bug#747414: libmatedict6: Selecting previously unselected package libmatedict6.

John Paul Adrian Glaubitz glaubitz at physik.fu-berlin.de
Thu May 8 13:12:56 UTC 2014

Hello Frank!

On 05/08/2014 02:20 PM, Frank McCormick wrote:
> dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libmatedict6_1.8.0+dfsg1-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/libmatedict.so.6.0.7', which is also in package mate-utils 1.6.0-1
>  Preparing to unpack .../mate-utils_1.8.0+dfsg1-1_i386.deb ...
>  Unpacking mate-utils (1.8.0+dfsg1-1) over (1.6.0-1) ...
>  Preparing to unpack .../mate-utils-common_1.8.0+dfsg1-1_all.deb 

You are upgrading Mate from Debian over the version from the Mate
upstream repositories. This behavior is inevitable since some files
have been moved between the packages as opposed to Mate upstream or

We can't really fix this problem, but it anyway affects only people
who were previously using the Mate upstream repositories. Just
run apt-get with the following options:

> apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install

Then again, run apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade.



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