Re: install krita. Broken pipe. Do I need a plumber?
> But seriously folks...
> What's a "broken pipe"?
A pipe is this keyboard symbol: |
When you want to use the output of one command as the input of another
command, you "pipe" it, like this: ls -l | sort
A broken pipe happens when the command reading input dies unexpectedly,
for instance (supposing I was a very fast typist) if I meanwhile ran
"killall -9 sort" in another xterm before ls was finished.
> dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/krita_1%3a184.108.40.206-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
> trying to overwrite `/usr/share/mimelnk/image/x-raw.desktop', which is also in package digikam
> dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal ( *Broken pipe* )
> Errors were encountered while processing:
> E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
In this case, the program that dies is dpkg, and the reason it dies is
stated on the second line I quoted above: the already-installed
"digikam" package and the new "krita" package that you are trying to
install contain the same file. This is not supposed to happen, and is
therefore a bug in one of the two packages. Since your "krita" package
came from experimental, it's probably the one at fault. Please file a
bug against it.
In the meantime, to work around the problem, you can run
dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/krita_*.deb
to tell dpkg that you want it to overwrite the common file instead of
griping about it.
Kevin B. McCarty <firstname.lastname@example.org> Physics Department
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