package dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10

Bug #1531083 reported by Matthew Millard on 2016-01-05
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Bug Description

Ubuntu version: 14.04 LTS

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-53.72~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt18
Uname: Linux 3.16.0-53-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Jan 5 08:19:47 2016
DpkgTerminalLog:
 Preparing to unpack .../dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.5_amd64.deb ...
 Unpacking dpkg (1.17.5ubuntu5.5) over (1.17.5ubuntu5.4) ...
 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.5_amd64.deb (--unpack):
  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
DuplicateSignature: package:dpkg:1.17.5ubuntu5.4:trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-24 (225 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20150218.1)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4
 apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
SourcePackage: dpkg
Title: package dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

This sounds like, at some point, someone changed /usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES from a directory to a file on your system. Is that still an issue?

Thank you for the response - that's very kind of you! Since Jan 11th I've
reinstalled the system 2x and I'm now on Wiley ... which has mostly been
running smoothly.

With kind regards,

Matt

On Mon, Jul 4, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Adam Conrad <adconrad@0c3.net> wrote:

> This sounds like, at some point, someone changed
> /usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES from a directory to a file on your
> system. Is that still an issue?
>
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> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1531083
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> Title:
> package dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4 failed to install/upgrade: trying to
> overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package
> libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
>
> Status in dpkg package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> Ubuntu version: 14.04 LTS
>
> ProblemType: Package
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
> Package: dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4
> ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.16.0-53.72~14.04.1-generic 3.16.7-ckt18
> Uname: Linux 3.16.0-53-generic x86_64
> ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.19
> Architecture: amd64
> Date: Tue Jan 5 08:19:47 2016
> DpkgTerminalLog:
> Preparing to unpack .../dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.5_amd64.deb ...
> Unpacking dpkg (1.17.5ubuntu5.5) over (1.17.5ubuntu5.4) ...
> dpkg: error processing archive
> /var/cache/apt/archives/dpkg_1.17.5ubuntu5.5_amd64.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also
> in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
> DuplicateSignature: package:dpkg:1.17.5ubuntu5.4:trying to overwrite
> '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package
> libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
> ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES',
> which is also in package libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
> InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-05-24 (225 days ago)
> InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64
> (20150218.1)
> RelatedPackageVersions:
> dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4
> apt 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
> SourcePackage: dpkg
> Title: package dpkg 1.17.5ubuntu5.4 failed to install/upgrade: trying to
> overwrite '/usr/share/locale/dz/LC_MESSAGES', which is also in package
> libapt-inst1.5:amd64 1.0.1ubuntu2.10
> UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
>
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