I'm trying to install KDE in my ubuntu 16.04 but when it was almost done, the terminal displayed me these error:

Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-config-telepathy-accounts_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb /var/cache/apt/archives/kaccounts-providers_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Can you help me with this?

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I faced the same problem and according to https://bugs.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/+bug/1451728

This file overlaps with a file in gnome's account-plugin-facebook /usr/share/accounts/services/facebook-im.service

and kaccounts-providers has a file which overlaps with gnome's account- plugin-google /usr/share/accounts/providers/google.provider

gnome and kde need to be co-installable so these files should be renamed to not overlap.

So, this is a bug and has to be resolved by the ubuntu and kde fellas. A workaround is to try the following:

sudo dpkg -r  account-plugin-google unity-scope-gdrive
sudo apt-get -f install

I just tried it.

  • I received above mentioned error by running sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop after installing Ubuntu 16.04 on a 7 year old Dell Inspiron 530 with an SSD, your two commands removed the error. Mar 11, 2018 at 20:28
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    This helped me to install kubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu 18.04: sudo dpkg -r friends-twitter account-plugin-twitter friends-facebook account-plugin-facebook
    – afrish
    May 20, 2018 at 12:30
  • @AlexeyFrishman your comment helped me as well Jun 16, 2018 at 18:48

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