Apt Dependency issue-libdivxdecore0-binary

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net
Tue Nov 7 01:48:04 UTC 2006

> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > Can't configure mplayer because
> > libdivxdecore0-binary(apparent virtual pkg) won't
> > allow installation of libdivxdecore0 and
> > libdivxencore0 which are mplayer depends. Apt-get
> and
> > aptitude -f install doesn't do it yielding same
> > errors. Can't purge or remove
> libdivxdecore0-binary.
> > Snaptic didn't work either as I tried the upgrade
> with
> > it first. Any suggestions appreciated. Output
> > follows:(very long-didn't snip anything).
> >
> >   
> [SNIP]
> > dpkg: error processing
> >
> > (--unpack):
> >  
> > Errors were encountered while processing:
> >
> >
> > E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error
> code
> > (1)
> >   
> I think this part of the error is the problem.
> Specifically "trying to
> overwrite `/usr/lib/libdivxdecore.so.0.0.0', which
> is also in package
> libdivxdecore0-binary"
> This is saying that the file
> "/usr/lib/libdivxdecore.so.0.0.0" is in
> both libdivxdecore0-binary and libdivxencore0.
> To fix this you need to use a but of dpkg magic:
> --force-overwrite
> You need to run:
> $ sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite
> That will install the package, then you can "sudo
> aptitude -f install" again
> Tez
Thanks, Tez, for coming to my rescue again. Wasn't
aware of the magic, perhaps I should read the mans
again, and will keep it on file for the future.
Actually, I was able to solve the issue after trying
the above mentioned several times by going back to
Snaptic again and it worked then. Don't know why
unless the -f install did its work finally. Everything
seems to be installed ok except for 4 packages in that
same upgrade that appears not to have the dependencies
in place. Those packages are:

all from the 3v1no/kde or net section.
Don't know why the packages are marked upgradable but
the dependencies are unavailable. This is a new repos
just added and don;t know much about it. Surely
Kubuntu wouldn't do that.
Again, thanks for your great help.

Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at sbcglobal.net

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