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#1 2015-05-22 21:22:45

userx-bw
#! Die Hard
From: stuck in an unknown reality
Registered: 2013-11-19
Posts: 735

compton install error

when trying to install compton from an upgrade to jessie from Crunchbang I get this error


dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/compton_0.1~beta2-1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/share/man/man1/compton.1.gz', which is also in package compton-git 20121102-2

I have no idea why. I tired removing the '/usr/share/man/man1/compton.1.gz -- it still gives me that error when trying to install the deb, all of the other dependenices have been installed.

I even installed compton from the git repos https://github.com/chjj/compton ..

but still no matter what I do when I try yo install compton with apt-get that is the error I get -- how to fix?


any ideas as too why google comes up blank --

Last edited by userx-bw (2015-05-22 21:29:55)


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#2 2015-05-22 21:31:26

twoion
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From: 星界
Registered: 2012-05-11
Posts: 1,648

Re: compton install error

remove the compton-git package:

sudo apt-get purge compton-git

and do again what you were doing.


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#3 2015-05-22 21:32:23

Head_on_a_Stick
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From: A world of pure imagination
Registered: 2014-01-21
Posts: 4,797

Re: compton install error

sudo apt-get remove compton-git

EDIT: twoioooon! *shakes fist*

Last edited by Head_on_a_Stick (2015-05-22 21:32:46)

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#4 2015-05-22 21:35:51

userx-bw
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Re: compton install error

twoion wrote:

remove the compton-git package:
what you were doing.

ooohhhh just playing  wink


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
"Just plug it in and see if it blows up, if not then take it apart and figure out how it works."

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#5 2015-05-22 23:03:33

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Re: compton install error

No need for compton-git... Just install compton ...


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#6 2015-05-22 23:20:26

userx-bw
#! Die Hard
From: stuck in an unknown reality
Registered: 2013-11-19
Posts: 735

Re: compton install error

spacex wrote:

No need for compton-git... Just install compton ...

that was the orginal problem -- compton git was blocking it from installing. it was just the way the message presented itself I could not figure out that the package was called compton-git as I told apt-get to remove compton then it'd tell me its not installed -- so I'd try to install it then get that error and well I leanred something to day I did.  big_smile


"How can you learn how to fix it, if you don't break it first? :8
"the only way to get away with murder is - by killing time" swp 1997  8o
"A computer is only as smart as the person using it"
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