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    help install songbird

    hi there. i downloaded the songbird deb from getdeb. now i cant install it as this comes up: installArchives() failed

    the screenshot shows the terminal output (as i cant copy it). Please help.
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    Re: help install songbird

    That's not Songbird complaining, but rather Firefox-branding that's failing. You have pending installs that weren't finished.

    Drop to the terminal and type "sudo apt-get install -f" and see what happens. If that still fails, then install songbird directly with "sudo dpkg -i <songbird>.deb"

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    Re: help install songbird

    did it and this came:
    Unpacking songbird (from songbird_1.2.0-1~getdeb1_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of songbird:
    songbird depends on firefox; however:
    Package firefox is not configured yet.
    dpkg: error processing songbird (--install):
    dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    songbird

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    Re: help install songbird

    Ahh..that's where firefox-branding is coming into the picture. Are you on Hardy Ubuntu? And did you download the right version for your version of Ubuntu?

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    Re: help install songbird

    yes. got the right version. now synaptic says i have 2 broken dependencies: firefox and firefox-3.5.

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    Re: help install songbird

    so "sudo apt-get -f install" gives that message or the DPKG command?

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    Re: help install songbird

    the dpkg command gives that.
    sudo apt-get -f install gives this:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    firefox-3.5-branding
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    firefox-3.5-branding
    0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 38 not upgraded.
    3 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0B/158kB of archives.
    After this operation, 295kB of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    (Reading database ... 144165 files and directories currently installed.)
    Unpacking firefox-3.5-branding (from .../firefox-3.5-branding_3.5.4~hg20090914r26358+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~hardy_i386.deb) ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox-3.5-branding_3.5.4~hg20090914r26358+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~hardy_i386.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite `/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in package firefox-3.0
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox-3.5-branding_3.5.4~hg20090914r26358+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~hardy_i386.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: help install songbird

    OK..try this..
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/applications
    sudo mv firefox.desktop firefox.desktop.bak
    sudo apt-get -f install
    This should move the contentious file out of the way and firefox-branding should install and hopefully songbird after that..

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    Re: help install songbird

    it didn't work. installing firefox branding gave the same message

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    Re: help install songbird

    OK, so it isn't looking at the file in that directory but rather using the package list to say that there 2 packages which have the same file.

    Now I'm a little confused, since you are on Hardy, there is no firefox-3.5-branding package available for that release? I can't actually find any -branding package for Hardy. firefox-3.0-branding is available from Intrepid onward, and firefox-3.1(3.5)-branding from Jaunty onward..

    ..and I just saw the line:
    Code:
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/firefox-3.5-branding_3.5.4~hg20090914r26358+nobinonly-0ubuntu1~umd1~hardy_i386.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite `/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop', which is also in package firefox-3.0
    So there's a conflict here that isn't easily resolved.

    Did you grab just the Songbird DEB file from getdeb.net or others as well?

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