View Full Version : [ubuntu] More SPM Issues - What to do?

Bill Zimmerly
July 9th, 2009, 09:34 AM
(SPM = "Synaptic Package Manager")

I just don't understand what the creators / maintainers want us to do when they post error messages in a dialog like this...

| An error occurred
| The following details are provided:
| E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mono-devel_2.0.1-4_all.deb: trying
| to overwrite `/usr/bin/csc', which is also in package chicken-bin

What next? I tried to "Completely Remove" mono-devel, chicken, etc. but they all persist in staying and giving me this inane error message! What should I do to fix this situation?

Bill Zimmerly
July 9th, 2009, 10:02 AM
Well, as usual I stumbled onto the solution.

When starting SPM, it always gives me a dialog box asking me to fix "Broken" packages with the "broken filter". I always did this, and it always would say that the fixes worked.


This time, I ignored the broken filter fix and just removed the "chicken-bin" package and it worked! Then, I "fixed" the Broken package.

That solved the dependency problem and now SPM runs just fine with no subsequent error messages. :guitar:

July 9th, 2009, 11:19 AM
There's an open bug on the chicken-bin thing, but it's unlikely to be fixed in time for Karmic