Problems Upgrading to Edgy

Scott Kitterman kubuntu at
Thu Feb 1 13:29:44 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 19:17, Robert Tilley wrote:
> The following error occurred during my attempted upgrade, via aptitude, to
> Edgy Eft from Dapper Drake.
> tilleyrw at tilleyrw-desktop:~/downloads$ sudo aptitude
> Extracting templates from packages: 100%
> Preconfiguring packages ...
> (Reading database ... 187747 files and directories currently installed.)
> Preparing to replace libarts1-audiofile 4:3.5.5-0ubuntu1~dapper1
> (using .../libarts1-audiofile_4%3a3.5.6-0ubuntu1~edgy1_i386.deb) ...
> Unpacking replacement libarts1-audiofile ...
> dpkg: error
> processing
> /var/cache/apt/archives/
>b (--unpack):
>  trying to overwrite `/usr/lib/', which is also in
> package kdemultimedia-dev
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> /var/cache/apt/archives/
>b E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
> A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
> Press return to continue.
> I've tried deleting the file `/usr/lib/' (so it _can't_
> be overwritten) to solve this problem.  Does anyone have any further ideas?
> Thanks, Bob
> P.S.  Should I just download the official Edgy CD and use it for a
> re-install?

Try removing kdemultimedia-dev and then re-install it after the upgrade if you 
need it.

sudo apt-get remove kdemultimedia-dev

Then try dist-upgrade again.

Scott K

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