Error attempting to update 14.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Sun Nov 16 17:52:08 UTC 2014

I have updated 14.04 on my laptop multiple times without problems, but 
last night after the downloading phase was completed I got an error 
during the installation phase. Now I have no network connection wired or 
wireless.  I verified that the cable is good.

During installation a dialog popped up saying the package system was 
broken. Said I should disable 3d party software and run apt-get install 
-f.  Did both. Here is the error portion of the apt-get command typed in 
because of no networking.

preparing to unpack.../libpython3.3-stdlib_3.3.6-2+trustyt1_amd64deb...
Unpacking libpython3.3-stdlib:amd64 (3.3.6-2+trusty1)
dpkg: error processing archive 
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/python3.3/idle/', 
which is also in package idle-python.
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned error code (1)

Up in the top panel is an error symbol which has an error message saying.

The error message was: 'Error:BrokenCount > 0. This usually means that 
your installed packages have unmet dependencies.

Anyone have an ideal of how to recover from this situation?

Thanks,  Jim

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