I downloaded sublime-text_build-3103_amd64.deb, but it says it demages the available package "sublime-text-installer" because of conflict with sublime-text() when I open it in the software center. This error msg is shown inside ubuntu software center.

What's the issue?

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You apparently originally installed Sublime Text from a third-party source or PPD. On the command line, run

sudo apt-get remove sublime-text-installer

to remove the old package, then switch to the directory where you downloaded the new .deb file and run

sudo dpkg -i sublime-text_build-3103_amd64.deb

to reinstall from the official source. This method will not remove your custom settings or packages. However, depending on how you set up your previous installation, you'll need to use the command-line shortcut subl instead of sublime.

Finally, I recommend reading through my answer here for information on making Sublime your default text editor, if you haven't already.

  • Cheers, Mattman.
    – empedokles
    Feb 23, 2016 at 19:05

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