Error attempting to update 14.04

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at comcast.net
Mon Nov 17 19:35:27 UTC 2014


On 11/17/2014 04:20 AM, Tom H wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 16, 2014 at 12:52 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> 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
>> /var/cache/apt/archives/libpython3.3-stdlib_3.3.6-2+turusty1_amd64.deb
>> (--unpack):
>> trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/python3.3/idle/dynOptionMenuWidget.py', which
>> is also in package idle-python.3.3.3.5-2trusty1
>> dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
>> Errors were encountered while processing:
>>   /var/cache/apt/archives/libpython3.3-stdlib_3.3.6-2+trusty1_amd64.deb
>> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned error code (1)
>
> This is strange.
>
> I don't have apt-file installed but from
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?suite=trusty&arch=amd64&mode=exactfilename&searchon=contents&keywords=dynOptionMenuWidget.py
> we get:
>
> /usr/lib/pypy/lib-python/2.7/idlelib/dynOptionMenuWidget.py  pypy-lib
> /usr/lib/python2.7/idlelib/dynOptionMenuWidget.py  idle-python2.7
> /usr/lib/python3.4/idlelib/dynOptionMenuWidget.py  libpython3.4-stdlib
>
> What's the output of "apt-cache policy idle-python*"?
>

Tom,

See my msg to Marius.  I managed to get up and running before I had a 
chance to try your suggestion.

Thanks,  Jim




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