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Package: mplayer-gui
Version: mplayer-gui_2%3a1.0~rc3++final.dfsg1-1_amd64.deb
Severity: normal


I am using debian testing on my desktop system. In order to enable an upgrade 
path to my 
liking in aptitude, I recently allowed aptitude to automatically remove several 
from my system. 
Now I want to reinstall mplayer-gui and it fails, because of a file that is 
supposedly also
provided by package "mplayer". This is what I get: 

-------------start install run---------------
# aptitude install mplayer-gui
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 packages upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0B/2,126kB of archives. After unpacking 5,120kB will be used.
(Reading database ... 394505 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mplayer-gui (from 
.../mplayer-gui_2%3a1.0~rc3++final.dfsg1-1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing 
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/gmplayer', which is also in package mplayer 
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for menu ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
A package failed to install.  Trying to recover:
-------------------end install run-----------------------

Note that have both a regular debian mirror and debian-multimedia in my 
The problem may be related to conflicting versions from both these sources, I 
am not sure 
about that. 

/etc/apt/sources.list contains this (lines starting with # removed): 
--- start sources.list ----
deb testing main contrib non-free
deb-src testing main contrib 
deb testing/updates main contrib
deb-src testing/updates main contrib
deb testing main
--- end sources.list --- 

I am filing this at "normal" severity since I am not sure how bad or where 
exactly the problem 
actually is. 

Best regards,

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mplayer-gui depends on:
ii  libaa1        1.4p5-38                   ascii art library
ii  libasound2    1.0.23-1                   shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libatk1.0-0   1.30.0-1                   The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libaudio2     1.9.2-3                    Network Audio System - shared libr
ii  libavcodec52  5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0      library to encode decode multimedi
ii  libavformat52 5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0      ffmpeg file format library
ii  libavutil49   4:0.5.2-1                  ffmpeg utility library
ii  libc6         2.11.2-2                   Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcaca0      0.99.beta17-1              colour ASCII art library
ii  libcairo2     1.8.10-4                   The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libcdparanoia 3.10.2+debian-9            audio extraction tool for sampling
ii  libdirectfb-1                 direct frame buffer graphics - sha
ii  libdvdread4   4.1.3-10                   library for reading DVDs
ii  libenca0      1.13-3                     Extremely Naive Charset Analyser -
ii  libesd0       0.2.41-7                   Enlightened Sound Daemon - Shared 
ii  libfontconfig 2.8.0-2.1                  generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6  2.4.2-1                    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libfribidi0   0.19.2-1                   Free Implementation of the Unicode
ii  libgcc1       1:4.4.4-8                  GCC support library
ii  libgif4       4.1.6-9                    library for GIF images (library)
ii  libgl1-mesa-g 7.7.1-4                    A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0  2.24.1-1                   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0   2.20.1-1                   The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libjack-jackd 1.9.5~dfsg-19              JACK Audio Connection Kit (librari
ii  libjpeg62     6b1-1                      The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  liblircclient 0.8.3-5                    infra-red remote control support -
ii  liblzo2-2     2.03-2                     data compression library
ii  libncurses5   5.7+20100313-2             shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libogg0       1.2.0~dfsg-1               Ogg bitstream library
ii  libopenal1    1:1.12.854-2               Software implementation of the Ope
ii  libpango1.0-0 1.28.1-1                   Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpng12-0    1.2.44-1                   PNG library - runtime
ii  libpostproc51 5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0      postproc shared libraries
ii  libpulse0     0.9.21-3+b1                PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libsdl1.2debi 1.2.14-6                   Simple DirectMedia Layer
ii  libsmbclient  2:3.4.8~dfsg-2             shared library for communication w
ii  libspeex1     1.2~rc1-1                  The Speex codec runtime library
ii  libstdc++6    4.4.4-8                    The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libsvga1      1:1.4.3-29                 console SVGA display libraries
ii  libswscale0   5:0.6~svn20100726-0.0      ffmpeg video scaling library
ii  libtheora0    1.1.1+dfsg.1-3             The Theora Video Compression Codec
ii  libx11-6      2:1.3.3-3                  X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6      2:1.1.2-1                  X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxinerama1  2:1.1-3                    X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxt6        1:1.0.7-1                  X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  libxv1        2:1.0.5-1                  X11 Video extension library
ii  libxvmc1      2:1.0.5-1                  X11 Video extension library
ii  libxxf86dga1  2:1.1.1-2                  X11 Direct Graphics Access extensi
ii  libxxf86vm1   1:1.1.0-2                  X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
ii  mplayer       2:1.0~rc3++svn20100804-0.0 The Ultimate Movie Player For Linu
ii  mplayer-skin- 1.6-2                      blue skin for mplayer
ii  zlib1g        1:           compression library - runtime

mplayer-gui recommends no packages.

Versions of packages mplayer-gui suggests:
ii  bzip2         1.0.5-4                    high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  fontconfig    2.8.0-2.1                  generic font configuration library
ii  mplayer-doc   2:1.0~rc3++svn20100804-0.0 Documentation for mplayer
ii  ttf-freefont  20090104-7                 Freefont Serif, Sans and Mono True

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On Wed, Aug 25, 2010 at 21:31:48 (CEST), Frans van der Have wrote:

> Note that have both a regular debian mirror and debian-multimedia in my 
> sources.list. 
> The problem may be related to conflicting versions from both these sources, I 
> am not sure 
> about that. 

yes, this is exactly the problem here. Please remove the mplayer-gui
package first and the try to reinstall the debian package.


Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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