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

Frank McCormick beacon at videotron.ca
Thu May 8 14:48:50 UTC 2014

On 08/05/14 09:12 AM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> 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
> 1.6.0.
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Adrian

     I removed upstream from my apt list some time ago...I
guess this was a  leftover.

Thanks for the advice. Appreciate it.


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