I want to upgrade Sublime Tex 3, downloaded the deb, but I get the following error:

Breaks existing package 'sublime-text-installer' conflict: sublime-text ()

How do I upgrade Sublime correctly?

  • try to unistall the current sublime text and install the new version again, there is a big chance to solve the problem Feb 12, 2016 at 6:36

3 Answers 3


Happened to me too. A quick search on the internet revealed that you can solve this by removing the deb package information using the following command in the terminal.

sudo dpkg -r sublime-text-installer

I assume you have sublime package so this worked for me

sudo apt-get install --only-upgrade sublime-text
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    This assumes that sublime-text is in one of OP's systems package repositories, which is not the default. Oct 25, 2016 at 12:19
sudo apt-get purge sublime-text-installer

run this before installing new package..!

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