mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

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mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby prisma » Sun May 13, 2012 12:21 pm

The last update, a month or two ago, didn't go so well. I experimented with different DEs a bit and screw things up. I thought I would check out gnome3 cynamon etc now that my system is broken and go through a clean install and restore my home dir. However i now feel rather lazy to do so.

I've tried to force update the repos cache but to no avail.


Can anybody help me out here. Here's an example of what happens when i try to install new software:

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p@p-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get -f  install spotify-client
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 mate-core : Depends: mate-screensaver but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).
p@p-laptop ~ $ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
  mate-screensaver
Suggested packages:
  rss-glx
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  mate-screensaver
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1394 not upgraded.
59 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/4,570 kB of archives.
After this operation, 6,922 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 240133 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mate-screensaver (from .../mate-screensaver_1.2.0-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-screensaver_1.2.0-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/applications/screensavers/footlogo-floaters.desktop', which is also in package gnome-screensaver 2.30.0-3
configured to not write apport reports
                                      dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for mate-conf ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/mate-screensaver_1.2.0-1_i386.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
p@p-laptop ~ $



thanks in advance

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Re: mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby zerozero » Sun May 13, 2012 12:39 pm

i can't say how well this is going to end but
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1394 not upgraded.
looks really bad :shock:

what is the output of

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apt update && apt dist-upgrade
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Re: mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby prisma » Sun May 13, 2012 12:53 pm

same as above, i'm suggested to use apt-get -f install


edit, forgot to mention, my menus have been empty for a while. No application's index. That doesn't affect me much as I'm a succer four launcher apps such as gnome-do

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Re: mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby zerozero » Sun May 13, 2012 1:33 pm

prisma, what happens if you try to purge mate-core?
share the output.
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Re: mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby prisma » Sun May 13, 2012 1:45 pm

zerozero wrote:prisma, what happens if you try to purge mate-core?
share the output.


apt-get purge mate-core ???

I'm not sure I want to do that since I use mate.

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Re: mate-screensaver broken dependency tree

Postby zerozero » Sun May 13, 2012 1:49 pm

ok, understood :wink: forget i mentioned that. for me it's case closed.
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