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  1. #1
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    Can't run updates. libxaw7 conflict.

    I updated from 11.10 to 12.04(Beta) recently but had a problem. Now I always get conflict errors and cannot run any updates. It all has to do with libxaw7:i386 which I believe is a vestige from install google earth and or picassa.

    I get the following errors:

    my_input_prompt:$ apt-get update -f
    .
    .
    .

    Errors were encountered while processing:
    libxaw7
    libxaw7:i386
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    my_input_prompt:$

    my_input_prompt:$ sudo apt-get install -f
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Correcting dependencies... Done
    The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
    libgexiv2-0
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    libxaw7
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    libxaw7
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    2 not fully installed or removed.
    Need to get 0 B/201 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
    dpkg: error processing libxaw7 (--configure):
    libxaw7:amd64 2:1.0.9-3 cannot be configured because libxaw7:i386 is in a different version (2:1.0.9-3ubuntu1)
    dpkg: error processing libxaw7:i386 (--configure):
    libxaw7:i386 2:1.0.9-3ubuntu1 cannot be configured because libxaw7:amd64 is in a different version (2:1.0.9-3)
    No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    libxaw7
    libxaw7:i386
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
    my_input_prompt:$


    Any attempts to that I have tried so far to rectify the error cannot be done because of the error. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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    Re: Can't run updates. libxaw7 conflict.

    I see no one has answered you, so I'll give it a try, but I am not an expert so let's cross fingers.

    Try these commands, in order. Continue even if one of them fails.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get purge libgexiv2-0
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
    sudo dpkg --configure --pending
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    Reboot, then try the normal updates again. Let us know what happens.
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    Re: Can't run updates. libxaw7 conflict.

    All apt-get commands get hung up because of the conflict.
    I went to package manager and using it was able to see the broken packages and removed libxaw7:i386 then installed libxaw7 and we appear to have removed the conflict. Sorry I'm not more knowledgeable to offer a better explanation. Thanks so much for trying to help.

    I really needed to get this fixed because it was keeping me from fixing the adobe-flashplugin issue that I'm having that is making the golfers look like smurfs at the Masters tournament.

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    Re: Can't run updates. libxaw7 conflict.

    This is resolved. I don't know how to mark it so or even if I'm supposed to.
    Last edited by geonel; April 5th, 2012 at 10:36 PM.

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    Re: Can't run updates. libxaw7 conflict.

    I'm glad you managed to solve the problem.

    Here is how to mark the thread as solved.
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