on dist-upgrade error on substituting human-theme

Bug #161746 reported by azanutta on 2007-11-09
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
human-theme (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Lettura della lista dei pacchetti in corso... Fatto
Lettura della lista dei pacchetti in corso... Fatto
Generazione dell'albero delle dipendenze in corso
Reading state information... Fatto
Calcolo dell'aggiornamento in corso... Fatto
I seguenti pacchetti sono stati mantenuti alla versione attuale:
  xbase-clients xutils
I seguenti pacchetti saranno aggiornati:
1 aggiornati, 0 installati, 0 da rimuovere e 2 non aggiornati.
È necessario prendere 0B/13,7kB di archivi.
Dopo l'estrazione, verranno occupati 12,3kB di spazio su disco.
Continuare [S/n]? s
(Lettura del database ... 112324 file e directory attualmente installati.)
Mi preparo a sostituire human-theme 0.6 (con .../human-theme_0.9_all.deb) ...
Spacchetto il sostituto di human-theme ...
dpkg: errore processando /var/cache/apt/archives/human-theme_0.9_all.deb (--unpack):
 tentata sovrascrittura di `/usr/share/themes/Human/cursor.theme', che si trova anche nel pacchetto human-cursors-theme
Sono occorsi degli errori processando:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

azanutta (azanutta) wrote :


Jamie Strandboge (jdstrand) wrote :

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Your bug report is more likely to get attention if it is made in English, since this is the language understood by the majority of Ubuntu developers. Additionally, please only mark a bug as "security" if it shows evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries or to directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

Got the same error..

The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 135 not upgraded.
11 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B/28.8kB of archives.
After this operation, 61.4kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 99976 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace human-theme 0.9 (using .../human-theme_0.14_all.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement human-theme ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/human-theme_0.14_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/applications/screensavers/ubuntu_theme.desktop', which is also in package gnome-screensaver
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

btw. with this error i can't see desktop icons, when i open my /home it close immediatly and so on..my desktop is not so usable now..
bye and thanks

p.s. do you have the same problems azanutta?

Kai Stempfle (kai-stempfle) wrote :

Changed status to confirmed since it occured in another 2 cases. See also: bug 216954

Changed in human-theme:
status: New → Confirmed
Amro (vastmagick) wrote :

I am also experiencing this problem think this problem might be avoided if I just format my drive and install from the CD?

Hi Guys,

I must confess that I'm totally new to Linux, but I've solved the Problem in 5 Minutes ;). Maybe it helps other People, who also struggle with this error :

First open a terminal and type "sudo synaptic". In the opening Window search for human-theme (it's alphabetical order), mark it and choose the menu option "package/force version". Now force Version 0.9 or 0.11 and after that you choose "apply" and the missing dependencies get installed. Now you must restart the system (ubuntu informs you with an infow window about that) and after the reboot you can type "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade" in the terminal an everything is fine. The update is working and you are up-to-date and your luck is just another restart away ;P !!!

Greetz horsedingdong

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