python-sugar-0.88 overwrites files in sugar-base [was: Re: Quality Assurance for the PPA]

Luke Faraone luke at
Thu Oct 28 19:11:02 BST 2010

On 10/28/2010 01:58 PM, Grant Bowman wrote:
> It's best to walk before you run.  Do these two pastbin data help
> debug the ppa issue?

The issue is on line 122 and 123:
| dpkg: error processing
|  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/pyshared/sugar/', which is
also in package sugar-base 0:0.88.0-1~ppa1

That's because at some point the PPA included a "sugar-base" package.
The immediate fix is for somebody to reupload python-sugar-0.88 and have
it "Conflict:" and "Replaces:" sugar-base.

> I am on 10.04.1 and tried to use the PPA to install per the
> instructions at  My machine right now is
> in a state where I can not install anything else until it is fixed.

sugar-base is not in the PPA, so *new* installs should be okay.

> Can someone please update the instructions on
> ?

We probably should mention that 10.04 is currently unsupported and to
use the official packages in Maverick or wait for Lucid packages to

> Should I file a bug against
> python-sugar-0.88 or sugar-base version 0.88?  If it's in the PPA, can
> I file a bug against it? 

Bugs in PPA packages should be filed against "usr" in Launchpad,

> How can I fix my machine, remove the
> /usr/share/pyshared/sugar/ files?

Does `sudo apt-get remove -f sugar-base` resolve your problem?

│Luke Faraone                          ╭Debian / Ubuntu Developer╮│
│                ╰Sugar Labs, Systems Admin╯│
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