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    Firefox Installation Help

    I am having trouble installing Firefox. I tried it both through the terminal and the package manager and I get a similar error.


    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    firefox
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 393 not upgraded.
    1 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/24.5 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 51.3 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 104548 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking firefox (from .../firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in package kubuntu-firefox-installer 12.04ubuntu1
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)


    I had kubuntu before, this is my third time actually installing it, and never had this problem. Why is it having this problem?
    If needed I installed it from a flash drive. I could reinstall if needed.

    Thanks for any help in advance.
    Last edited by rex689; April 19th, 2013 at 12:48 AM.

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    Hi, welcome to the forums!

    Try running

    Code:
    sudo apt-get cleansudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/*
    sudo touch /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
    sudo mkdir /var/lib/apt/lists/partial
    sudo apt-get clean
    sudo apt-get update
    These will often fix such problems.

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    Sorry, the terminal has to be the harderst thing for me to get.

    When I type in the first line, i get this error.

    sudo apt-get cleansudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/
    E: Command line option 'r' [from -r] is not known.

    I usuall use the terminal to get some programs or apt-get update option and that is it.

    Thanks for the help.

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    Thats funny, cortman just made a typo

    sudo apt-get clean

    sudo rm -r /var/lib/apt/lists/*

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    Thanks for the help! I got firefox now.

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    if you can't install
    you can use the method in : http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/fi.../#post-5499257
    i am successed

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    Re: Firefox Installation Help

    Well, FTR- the OP made the typo- there needs to be a space between "rm" and the "-r" option.

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