package mplayer-skin-blue (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mplayer/skins/Blue/about.png', which is also in package mplayer-skins 3.2build1

Bug #1876023 reported by Carl on 2020-04-30
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This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mplayer-blue (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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mplayer-skins (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

MPlayer in new 20.04 LTS (2:1.3.0-8build5) fails to load GUI gives "skin errors" Using stock Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (3.36.1) in Gnome. Only thing added to system pulseaudio control gui and libdvdcss2 from source package set. Videos default player also will not run but gives no errors. MPlayer installs as a command line player, but the GUI and skins crash the program with skin errors.

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: mplayer-skin-blue (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-28.32-generic 5.4.30
Uname: Linux 5.4.0-28-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
Date: Wed Apr 29 23:18:33 2020
DuplicateSignature:
 package:mplayer-skin-blue:(not installed)
 Unpacking mplayer-skin-blue (1.11-2) ...
 dpkg: error processing archive /tmp/apt-dpkg-install-443vy4/3-mplayer-skin-blue_1.11-2_all.deb (--unpack):
  trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mplayer/skins/Blue/about.png', which is also in package mplayer-skins 3.2build1
ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mplayer/skins/Blue/about.png', which is also in package mplayer-skins 3.2build1
InstallationDate: Installed on 2020-04-26 (3 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS "Focal Fossa" - Release amd64 (20200423)
Python3Details: /usr/bin/python3.8, Python 3.8.2, python3-minimal, 3.8.2-0ubuntu2
PythonDetails: N/A
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.19.7ubuntu3
 apt 2.0.2
SourcePackage: mplayer-blue
Title: package mplayer-skin-blue (not installed) failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/mplayer/skins/Blue/about.png', which is also in package mplayer-skins 3.2build1
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Carl (cfitz347) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Carl (cfitz347) wrote :

To resolve;
1) Left Videos installed as default player (still not playing commercial dvd, but no error shown. It picks up the data from the DVD, but will not play it)
2) Removed all MPlayer files (synaptic)
3) Installed VLC (runs good with libdvdcss2 and all code)
*I forgot how big VLC is...space-wise... WOW)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in mplayer-blue (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Carl (cfitz347) wrote :

After a full re-installation of 20.04 LTS, Videos now works as it is designed. Now if a commercial DVD is inserted, the player says the source file for the DVD is missing and tries to send the user to the software store for the file, which returns the error that the source is not available, and sends the user via hyperlink to a page that is no longer responding (I would guess the old Ubuntu Restricted Files for DVD playback page).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in mplayer-skins (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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