Following snippet is what I used to install kubuntu-desktop in ubuntu-16.04 LTS

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

Got error message,

kubuntu-desktop is already the newest version (1.338).
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kde-telepathy-minimal : Depends: kde-config-telepathy-accounts (>= 15.04.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

Following the error message when I tried to install using

apt-get install -f

I got the following error message,

    Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
680 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/137 kB of archives.
After this operation, 825 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 283314 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../kde-config-telepathy-accounts_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking kde-config-telepathy-accounts (4:15.12.3-0ubuntu1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-config-telepathy-accounts_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/accounts/services/google-im.service', which is also in package account-plugin-google 0.12+16.04.20160126-0ubuntu1
Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.23-0ubuntu3) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Please help me resolve this.Thanks.

  • Looks like you might have two conflicting packages - one required by Kubuntu. That's all I can add to the issue. May 7, 2016 at 7:31
  • Try sudo apt-get dist-upgrade -f Feb 5, 2017 at 5:06

1 Answer 1


I solved this issue by doing a forced overwrite

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite  /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-config-telepathy-accounts_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

and then fixing the installation with

sudo apt-get install -f

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