qsynth - please point me to help for qsynth - no clue why apt-get is stopped

  • smallda
Posted: Wed, 08/06/2008 - 02:56
Any suggestions appreciated: "64studio:/home/douglas# apt-get dist-upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done The following packages will be upgraded: qsynth 1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/193kB of archives. After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Y (Reading database ... 107321 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to replace qsynth 0.2.5-2 (using .../qsynth_0.2.5-2+etch1_amd64.deb) ... Unpacking replacement qsynth ... dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/qsynth_0.2.5-2+etch1_amd64.deb (--unpack): trying to overwrite `/usr/share/applications/qsynth.desktop', which is also in package 64studio-themes Errors were encountered while processing: /var/cache/apt/archives/qsynth_0.2.5-2+etch1_amd64.deb E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1) 64studio:/home/douglas# Compaq Presario F572UA Notebook AMD 64 X2 Dual Core 1700 MHz Toshiba SCSI hard drive 80 Gb NTFS Vista 61.7 Gb MBR Partition 64Studio 2 GB RAM + 4 GB external memory nVidia Gforce Go 6100 Printer Brother HL-2040 laser b&w

Same error hapenned to me.

  • angelsguitar
  • 12/22/07
  • Sun, 10/19/2008 - 11:28
Same error hapenned to me. Had to purge the package, then reintall forcing the 64studio version. In Synaptic, if you want to lock the 64studio version and prevent it from upgrading, select the package and go to menu Package and put the check mark in " Lock version".

64studio themes qsynth

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Sun, 10/19/2008 - 11:11
hi, I tried the console method again, and it's different now, the 64studio themes package must have changed, it used to work fine from a terminal? If you want to pin qsynth so it won't try to upgrade run $ sudo apt-cache policy qsynth and put the details into /etc/apt/preferences like this e.g. Package: qsynth Pin: version 0.2.5-2 Pin-Priority: 1000 make sure the details match the version you have installed! Try a test run to make sure it's worked. Edit: These is the versions available on my default studio Installed: 0.2.5-2 Candidate: 0.2.5-2+etch1 Cheers, dave

Sorry

  • DelLo
  • 10/18/08
  • Sun, 10/19/2008 - 09:37
Sorry, you had to repeat what you allready said. :P I tought that doing (in synaptic): Settings>Preferences>Distribution>Prefer version from>64studio was the same... it isn't. Thanks.

Reinstall qsynth, 64studio version

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Sat, 10/18/2008 - 20:29
In synaptic, you have to search for qsynth, select it (not mark it), package menu -> force version and install the 64studio version. If you search for qsynth again you'll see synaptic wants you to upgrade it, but don't do it. If you do now "dpkg -l | grep qsynth" you'll see "ii qsynth", this is, qsynth installed Looking back: If you do "apt-get uninstall qsynth" "dpkg -l | grep qsynth" shows "rc qsynth", ie, "removed but configuration files still there". I guess that's what you were seeing at first. If you purge qsynth "dpkg -l | grep qsynth" shows nothing. Either way, qsynth is not installed. So, there is something missing in Dave's instructions: reinstall qsynth, 64studio version. I don't know how to do this from the terminal so I used synaptic. Cheers! Pablo

still nothing

  • DelLo
  • 10/18/08
  • Sat, 10/18/2008 - 15:35
Hi all. I have the same problem and I did what skullnotions said but still nothing. When I did: dpkg -l | grep qsynth I could see the debian stable version installed but I couldn't launch the program (there was no binary). So I uninstalled with: dpkg --purge qsynth and now I can't see it with: dpkg -l | grep qsynth Reinstalling 64studio-themes don't give me any binary and I can't see nothing with: dpkg -l | grep qsynth :F

You can use it

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:55
You can use it in all your documents, Select a page of text and drop it into your text editor etc., So simple and yet so effective, You gotta luv linux. Take care, dave

Cool

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:28
I didn't know the middle click trick to copy text into a terminal! Thanx again Pablo

copy/paste select/drop

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Thu, 08/07/2008 - 10:15
Hi Pablo :-) $ = user # = root If ever you're not sure in synaptic. left click to "select" text from the forum page, and middle click straight into a teminal. I always do the same myself to double check the commands are ok. You don't have to copy/paste just select the text and drop it in, It's one of the things about Linux I really like. As long as you got qsynth sorted, that's the main thing. Cheers! dave

Thanks

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Thu, 08/07/2008 - 08:53
Thanks Takabuntu and Dave! All is OK again. I removed qsynth, then installed 64studio and 64studio-themes. To get qsynth installed without conflicts, in synaptic (I'm at a loss how to do this from the console) select qsytnh and force version to the 64studio package rather than the etch package. Peace and love, Pablo

--reinstall install 64studio-themes

  • skullnotions
  • 09/29/07
  • Wed, 08/06/2008 - 13:22
On a default 64studio install. This is how I got my system back to 64studio defaults. # apt-get update # apt-get remove qsynth # apt-get --reinstall install 64studio-themes # dpkg -l | grep qsynth Will confirm qsynth is ok. From now on: # apt-get update # apt-get upgrade # [no] = [n] # apt-get install (all in upgrade list except qsynth) Cheers! dave

Don't upgrade qsynth

  • Takabuntu
  • 08/20/07
  • Wed, 08/06/2008 - 11:04
The upgrade for qsynth is from the debian repositories and gives conflicts with the version that came with 64Studio which has the same version. I tried to upgrade too and got the same error. I tried to de-install the 'old' version of qsynth and tried to install this 'newer' version, but that did not help either. I guess we just have to stick with the package that came with 64studio and wait until the 64studio repo gets upgraded/fixed.

Same problem here but qsynth finally installed

  • Pablo
  • 07/11/07
  • Wed, 08/06/2008 - 07:55
I had to remove 64studio and 64studio-themes, then successfully installed qsynth. Then I tried to install 64studio and 64studio-themes again, to no avail. The welcome screen will report an error but the system works well. Now I've got a shrunken panel, but that's not a big deal. There is a thread on a problem similar to this, but not exactly the same (search for 64studio-themes). Any help for the 64studio-themes issue? Cheers Pablo