package libqtcore4 4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite shared '/etc/xdg/Trolltech.conf', which is different from other instances of package libqtcore4:i386

Bug #1578430 reported by houde on 2016-05-04
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This bug affects 30 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
One Hundred Papercuts
High
Unassigned
qt4-x11 (Ubuntu)
High
Unassigned

Bug Description

Happened while installing skype

ProblemType: Package
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: libqtcore4 4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
Date: Wed May 4 19:07:03 2016
DuplicateSignature:
 Unpacking libqtcore4:i386 (4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2) ...
 dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/libqtcore4_4%3a4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2_i386.deb (--unpack):
  trying to overwrite shared '/etc/xdg/Trolltech.conf', which is different from other instances of package libqtcore4:i386
ErrorMessage: trying to overwrite shared '/etc/xdg/Trolltech.conf', which is different from other instances of package libqtcore4:i386
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-10 (24 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Lubuntu 15.10 "Wily Werewolf" - Release amd64 (20151021)
RelatedPackageVersions:
 dpkg 1.18.4ubuntu1
 apt 1.2.10ubuntu1
SourcePackage: qt4-x11
Title: package libqtcore4 4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2 failed to install/upgrade: trying to overwrite shared '/etc/xdg/Trolltech.conf', which is different from other instances of package libqtcore4:i386
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to xenial on 2016-04-22 (12 days ago)

houde (houde2008) wrote :
tags: removed: need-duplicate-check
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in qt4-x11 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in qt4-x11 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in hundredpapercuts:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → High
Derek Chafin (infomaniac50) wrote :

I fixed the install by mv the current Trolltech.conf file to Trolltech.conf.bak and running apt-get -f install. After running apt-get Trolltech.conf does not exist so I don't know why it's complaining if it's not going to write anything.

ls /etc/xdg/
autostart menus sni-qt.conf systemd Thunar Trolltech.conf.bak tumbler user-dirs.conf user-dirs.defaults xdg-xubuntu xfce4

This happened when I tried to install git-cola

tags: added: trusty
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