The Software up-to-date Option automatically download the upgrade for nginx. but While installing it's giving me the following error:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/434 kB of archives.
After this operation, 977 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 291344 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking nginx (from .../nginx_1.4.7-1~precise_amd64.deb) ...

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dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/nginx_1.4.7-1~precise_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/etc/logrotate.d/nginx', which is also in package nginx-common 1.4.6-1+precise0
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Actually that file /etc/logrotate.d/nginx does not exist in this folder.


Run the below commands on your terminal,

sudo dpkg -P nginx-common
sudo apt-get install -f

If it's shows any dependency problem when uninstalling the above nginx-common package, then purge nginx-common package along with it's dependencies.

sudo apt-get purge nginx*

Before running the above command, don't forget to check the dependency packages which are going to be purged along with nginx.

sudo apt-get purge -s nginx*
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  • post the output of sudo apt-get purge -s nginx* in your question. – Avinash Raj Mar 30 '14 at 11:10
  • i had purged the whole nginx and installed it again. actualy it helps me. – zay7sev Mar 30 '14 at 11:16
  • yes, that's what i'm trying to say. – Avinash Raj Mar 30 '14 at 11:17
  • If you get this on WSL (windows sub-system ubuntu), restart the bash with Admin rights, and it should fix it. – nick-s May 9 '18 at 2:22

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