I have some package conflict that prevents me from installing other required software: I want to install
tftp but get the following:
ron@jpax-build07:~/tmp$ sudo apt install tftp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 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). ron@jpax-build07:~/tmp$
Okay, so I tried:
ron@jpax-build07:~/tmp$ sudo apt -f install Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libpthread-stubs0-dev:i386 libx11-dev:i386 libxau-dev:i386 libxcb1-dev:i386 libxdmcp-dev:i386 libxext-dev:i386 libxfixes-dev:i386 libxtst6:i386 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed: kde-config-telepathy-accounts The following NEW packages will be installed: kde-config-telepathy-accounts 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 444 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] (Reading database ... 303598 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 (2.23-0ubuntu9) ... Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/kde-config-telepathy-accounts_4%3a15.12.3-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) ron@jpax-build07:~/tmp$
How do I get myself out of this mess?
When I do
$ sudo apt remove kde-config-telepathy-accounts, I get
Package 'kde-config-telepathy-accounts' is not installed, so not removed where
$ sudo apt remove account-plugin-google gives me unmet dependencies of
kde-telepathy-minimal which depends on
kde-config-telepathy-accounts - this does not make sense!