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<SOLVED> dpkg: error processing archive

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Hi,

Im using a program from software manager called Wsjtx v2.1.2 (amateur radio SW).
I have installed a new build from https://www.physics.princeton.edu/pulsa ... wsjtx.html called wsjtx_2.3.0-rc1_amd64.deb and then going back to v2.1.2 again.
Now when Im trying to install wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb there is an error and I cant run it!?

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$ sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 420196 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wsjtx (2.3.0-rc2) over (2.1.2+repack-2build1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/pixmaps/wsjtx_icon.png', which is also in package wsjtx-data 2.1.2+repack-2build1
dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24+linuxmint1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb
any help on this is very much apritiated :D
Last edited by tompat on Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Please post the results of the following command:

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inxi -Sr
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Thanks, here it is;

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$ inxi -Sr
System:    Host: amd Kernel: 5.8.0-28-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.6.7 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list 
           1: deb http://apt.piduino.org stretch piduino
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/brave-browser-release.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://brave-browser-apt-release.s3.brave.com/ stable main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/microsoft-prod.list 
           1: deb [arch=amd64] https://packages.microsoft.com/ubuntu/20.04/prod focal main
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http://ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/linuxmint.com/packages ulyana main upstream import backport
           2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ focal-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ focal partner
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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It's very possible that they haven't updated their .debs to support python3 yet. That is what's changed since Mint 19.x.
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Larry78723 wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:30 pm
It's very possible that they haven't updated their .debs to support python3 yet. That is what's changed since Mint 19.x.
I would agree. Either wait a week or so, or contact the maintainers to see if they're still active.
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Ok, thanks for the info Ill try to check!

Just curious, if they build for ubuntu 20.04 as stated, isn't mint using the same as in 20.04?
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Yes, if they build for Ubuntu 20.04 it will be usable for LM20.
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Ok, strange.

Ill test to install on a ubuntu 20.04 and get back.
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Installation on ubuntu 20.04 worked without any problems!?

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$  sudo dpkg -i wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb 
(Reading database ... 189458 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack wsjtx_2.3.0-rc2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking wsjtx (2.3.0-rc2) over (2.3.0-rc2) ...
Setting up wsjtx (2.3.0-rc2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.24-1ubuntu3) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.64ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.9.1-1) ...
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In LM20, you might have to uninstall the 2.1.2+repack-2build1 before installing the new version.
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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yeah, Iv tried this but maybe I'm doing it wrong?
Best practice to totally wipe everything?
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Re: dpkg: error processing archive

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Solved - I managed to install with

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$ dpkg -i --force-overwrite
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