View Full Version : Xorg Edgers PPA (keywords: ia32-libs, libncursesw5.so.5.7)

May 11th, 2011, 02:31 PM
I decided to enable the Xorg Edgers PPA through Ubuntu Tweak. Probably not a good idea.
So new updates. Everything installed fine except for the new ia32-libs which, when attempting to install/upgrade, gives:

trying to overwrite '/lib32/libncursesw.so.5.7', which is also in package lib32ncursesw5 5.7+20100626-0ubuntu1
So naturally I sudo synaptic and attempt removal of the lib32ncursesw5 package. This is undoable because it would bring many many other packages away with it (such as acpi and glx-dock, even firefox).
Now I got PPA-purge and downgraded everything. Things are fine right now but the question is this:
1. What is that error? When Googling I came upon a Romanian forum. Translated but didn't help. Launchpad has similar errors and all of them are on 64-bit systems, as I am.
2. Is this going to happen any time in the future?
3. How do I solve it?

Thank you very much.

May 12th, 2011, 03:38 PM

June 3rd, 2011, 04:56 PM
OK as this just happened again, this is going up.

June 4th, 2011, 06:16 PM

June 5th, 2011, 09:15 AM
I have this problem too...

June 6th, 2011, 09:34 PM

June 28th, 2011, 07:57 PM
I have the same issue.

June 28th, 2011, 10:52 PM
Oh hey it's bumped.
So uh, I have since done a complete re-installation of the system.
The problem is caused by installing WINE before the new ia32-libs.
The way around it, I do not know. I only know of the cause because after the installation, I turned on Xorg Edgers PPA before installing WINE. You may be able to solve this issue by fully purging WINE.
I cannot mark this SOLVED since re-installing the system is not a "solution".