I am using Linux Mint 12 and currently have the Mate desktop running. The icon in the upper right showed their were updates. Tried to do it and it said that
The package system is broken
Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f
The details are:
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mint-artwork-gnome: Depends: gtk2-engines-clearlooks but it is a virtual package Depends: mint-backgrounds-lisa but it is not installed
sudo apt-get install -f gives this output:
Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
mint-backgrounds-lisa The following NEW packages will be installed:
mint-backgrounds-lisa 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 32 not upgraded. 4 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/3,003 kB of archives. After this operation, 3,265 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 482703 files and directories currently installed.) Unpacking mint-backgrounds-lisa (from .../mint-backgrounds-lisa_1.1_all.deb) ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-backgrounds-lisa_1.1_all.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gnome-background-properties/linuxmint-lisa.xml', which is also in package mint-artwork-kde 2.0.1 dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe) Errors were encountered while processing:
/var/cache/apt/archives/mint-backgrounds-lisa_1.1_all.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
If I try and install the latest version of Chromium by double-clicking the deb file is says:
gdebi-gtk Broken Dependencies
Your system has broken dependencies. This application cannot continue until this is fixed. To fix it run 'gksudo synaptic' or 'sudo apt-get install -f' in a terminal window.
If I run 'gksudo synaptic' Synaptic comes up and says:
(as superuser) You have 1 broken package on your system!
Use the "Broken" filter to locate it.
The Broken filter shows:
Synaptic Broken Installed Version Latest Version Description
mint-artwork-gnome 2.6.20 2.6.20 Default Artwork for Linux Mint
Trying to reinstall the above package gives:
An error occurred The following details are provided:
E: /var/cache/apt/archives/mint-backgrounds-lisa_1.1_all.deb: trying to overwrite '/usr/share/gnome-background-properties/linuxmint-lisa.xml', which is also in package mint-artwork-kde 2.0.1
One easy solution is probably to not run Mate with Linux Mint (this is my first try), but just wondering if this is fixable.