package libgdict-common 3.4.0-1 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gdict-1.0/sources/default.desktop', which is also in package gnome-utils 2.30.0-0ubuntu1.1

Bug #1015739 reported by vishnuch on 2012-06-20
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

[Test Case]
1. Upgrade from lucid to precise with gnome-utils and gnome-dictionary installed

[Regression Potential]
Almost none as this just adds a breaks/replaces to assist with upgrades
As this was uploaded near the end of the precise cycle, it's unlikely any toolchain changes occurred which might break this package


Not sure about the bug

ProblemType: PackageDistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: libgdict-common 3.4.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-41.90-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-41-generic i686
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Jun 20 10:20:03 2012

 Unpacking libgdict-common (from .../libgdict-common_3.4.0-1_all.deb) ...
 dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libgdict-common_3.4.0-1_all.deb (--unpack):
  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gdict-1.0/sources/default.desktop', which is also in package gnome-utils 2.30.0-0ubuntu1.1
ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gdict-1.0/sources/default.desktop', which is also in package gnome-utils 2.30.0-0ubuntu1.1InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100427.1)
PackageArchitecture: allSourcePackage: gnome-dictionary
Title: package libgdict-common 3.4.0-1 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gdict-1.0/sources/default.desktop', which is also in package gnome-utils 2.30.0-0ubuntu1.1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

vishnuch (vishnu-pls) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Invalid in the devel release since this is a lucid -> precise issue

Changed in gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
Changed in gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu Precise):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2012-08-26
description: updated
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Uploaded to precise-proposed, awaiting SRU review

Changed in gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu Precise):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: Micah Gersten (micahg) → nobody

Hello vishnuch, or anyone else affected,

Accepted gnome-dictionary into precise-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please change the bug tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not, change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed

The verification of this Stable Release Update has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regresssions.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package gnome-dictionary - 3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1

gnome-dictionary (3.4.0-1ubuntu0.1) precise-proposed; urgency=low

  * fix LP: #1015739 - overwrite files failed; gnome-utils is now a
    transitional package in precise and we need an extra breaks/replaces for
    libgdict-common on gnome-utils to allow upgrades from lucid to precise
    - update debian/control{,.in}
 -- Micah Gersten <email address hidden> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 04:33:07 -0500

Changed in gnome-dictionary (Ubuntu Precise):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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