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I tried to install Scala with the typesafe stack and got into trouble. Now I cannot do much with apt (except update), the broken package seems to be impossible to remove/clean:
Here's the result of
apt-get -f install:
$ sudo apt-get -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3:i386 scala-library liboil0.3:i386 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. The following extra packages will be installed: scala The following NEW packages will be installed: scala 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 21.5 MB of archives. After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y Get:1 http://apt.typesafe.com/ unicorn/main scala all 2.9.2-400 [21.5 MB] Fetched 21.5 MB in 13s (1,567 kB/s) (Reading database ... 329381 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking scala (from .../scala_2.9.2-400_all.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/scala_2.9.2-400_all.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite '/usr/share/java/scala-partest.jar', which is also in package scala-library 2.9.1.dfsg-3 dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/scala_2.9.2-400_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Here's my attempt to
$ apt-get autoremove E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root? phdp@desktop:~/work/manuscripts/ideas/ibm_food_webs$ sudo apt-get autoremove Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these. The following packages have unmet dependencies: typesafe-stack : Depends: scala but it is not installed E: Unmet dependencies. Try using -f.