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Thread: Having trouble with Firefox and unmet dependencies

  1. #1
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    Having trouble with Firefox and unmet dependencies

    secretfire@secretfire-desktop:/var/cache/apt/archives$ sudo apt-get -f install
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    firefox
    Suggested packages:
    latex-xft-fonts firefox-gnome-support
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    firefox
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 388 not upgraded.
    3 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/24.8 MB of archives.
    After this operation, 55.2 MB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 155835 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking firefox (from .../firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_amd64.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_amd64.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in package kubuntu-firefox-installer 12.04ubuntu1
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox_20.0+build1-0ubuntu0.12.10.3_amd64.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    Please help!!

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    Re: Having trouble with Firefox and unmet dependencies

    I had the same problem today just after installation kubuntu 12.10 amd64.
    The solving is rather easy.
    I delete pakages
    1) firefox-globalmenu
    2) kubuntu-firefox-installer
    in default package manager (Muon).
    After it
    $sudo apt-get upgrade
    And it works as usuall.

    P.S. Then i upgrade pakages from default update manager (Muon), reboot system, install synaptic
    $ sudo apt-get install synaptic
    and install firefox with synaptic.

    P.P.S. Maybe some of my steps not necessary, but i hope my description will help somebody.

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