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Every time I try to install Minetest from a .deb package, it says this afert

processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
errors were encountered while processing: /home/collinc/downloads/minetestc55_0.4.7-0ppal~raring1_i386.deb

I need 0.4.7, not 0.3.1 like they have in the software center. Any fixes? I am running Lubuntu 13.04.

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Where did you download that file? Can you include in your question the full error message? – Eric Carvalho Jun 20 '13 at 20:18
that was it. it said a few other things, but it wouldve taken a while to type, and they were useless. just saying whats being configured and stuff. – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:19
i downloaded it from the offiall link on – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:22
Can you post the full output anyway? Just to make sure. There is probably something useful in there. – Richard Jun 20 '13 at 20:23
i saved the pic, but dont have any way to post it. :( – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:25
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Try installing the PPA:

To do this, open a terminal (CTRL + ALT + T), and run this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:minetestdevs/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge minetest* # Remove the old packages
sudo apt-get install minetestc55

Then it should work.

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Ive tried that. and i tried it again. this is what it says... coming up as soon as i finsih wrighting it. – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:34
@CollinC. so I take it that it didn't work? Could you post the full error message? If it's hard to post on here, post it on somewhere like (or if you're pasting text) – MiJyn Jun 20 '13 at 20:35
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/minetestc55_0.4.7-0ppa1~raring1_i386.deb (--unpack): trying to overwright 'usr/share/applications/minetest.desktop', which is also in package – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:39
which is also in package...? Was there anything else after that? If not, dpkg is trolling us (we'll have to find some other way to do it) XD – MiJyn Jun 20 '13 at 20:40
minetest0.3.1 +dfsg-4 No apport report written because MaxReport is reached already it does go on a little more with a similiar message i got in the begining without using terminal. – Collin C. Jun 20 '13 at 20:41

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