package kaccounts-providers (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/etc/signon-ui/webkit-options.d/www.facebook.com.conf', which is also in package account-plugin-facebook 0.12+16.04.20160126-0ubuntu1

Bug #1610583 reported by Daniel Adam on 2016-08-06
24
This bug affects 5 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
kaccounts-providers (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

I was about to replace Xfce skin with kubuntu-desktop. I got the error message during the Terminal was processing.

I have Ubuntu 16.04 with Xfce interface. My terminal command was:

sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop

That's all.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: kaccounts-providers (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-31.50-generic 4.4.13
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-31-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia_uvm nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Aug 6 21:14:57 2016
ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite '/etc/signon-ui/webkit-options.d/www.facebook.com.conf', which is also in package account-plugin-facebook 0.12+16.04.20160126-0ubuntu1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-08-01 (4 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64 (20160420.1)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.10ubuntu1
SourcePackage: kaccounts-providers
Title: package kaccounts-providers (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/etc/signon-ui/webkit-options.d/www.facebook.com.conf', which is also in package account-plugin-facebook 0.12+16.04.20160126-0ubuntu1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Daniel Adam (siposdani93) wrote :
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in kaccounts-providers (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Brian Martin (docmartini) wrote :

This happened when I was trying to change from Gnome to KDE. It asked me a question that made no sense to this totally inexperienced linux user, and I figured that I had a slightly better chance of being correct if I chose the first of the 2 options. It had something to do with windows [which I need for a few programs], and maybe network managers, but I'm not really sure.

Here's what the terminal looked like when I typed the terminal command to install KDE again:

brian@brian-XPS-8500:~$ sudo apt-get install kubuntu-desktop
[sudo] password for brian:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
kubuntu-desktop is already the newest version (1.338).
You might want to run 'apt-get -f install' to correct these:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 kde-telepathy-minimal : Depends: kde-config-telepathy-accounts (>= 15.04.0) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt-get -f install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

brian@brian-XPS-8500:~$ apt-get -f install
E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

So I can't tell if this is a bug, or if I chose the wrong option when I tried to install KDE. As far as I can tell, I can't get into KDE, I've tried restarting and logging off. Please help.

Changed in kaccounts-providers (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
To post a comment you must log in.
This report contains Public information  Edit
Everyone can see this information.

Other bug subscribers