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    finding and killing a ghost package

    A friend of mine just called me in to try to sort out a problem she encountered while trying to install Canon printer drivers as described in this forum:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1582497

    When I try to follow the instructions I get the following error message from the software center:

    dpkg: error processing /home/susanne/Desktop/cnijfilter-mp280series-3.40-1-deb/packages/cnijfilter-common_3.40-1_amd64.deb (--install):

    cnijfilter-common: 3.40-1 (Multi-Arch: no) is not co-installable with cnijfilter-common:i386 3.00-1 (Multi-Arch: no) which is currently installed


    I read this to mean that she somehow already installed the 386 version. Problem is, none of those are listed in Synaptic and I can't figure out anyway to uninstall the 386 version. Even worse, I'm not even sure if that's what I need to be doing.

    Anybody out there know what the heck is going on over here?

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    Re: finding and killing a ghost package

    I would suggest you to do this: remove all Canon drivers using synaptic. Then check here on how to install a PPA which add a repository for Canon drivers: https://sites.google.com/site/tipsan.../canon-drivers. At the bottom there's a section on how to add the PPA and install the correct Canon driver.

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