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[Bug 1330685] Re: linux-firmware update failed in Dell 15 3537 with ubuntu 12.04


Saveliy - the root of your issue is that you have installed a package
that is not known by Ubuntu, "trying to overwrite
'/lib/firmware/ar3k/AthrBT_0x31010000.dfu', which is also in package bt-
dw1705-firmware". I suggest you remove  bt-dw1705-firmware before
attempting to upgrade linux-firmware, e.g.,

sudo apt-get purge bt-dw1705-firmware

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  linux-firmware update failed in Dell 15 3537 with ubuntu 12.04

Status in “linux-firmware” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I have a Dell 3537 laptop with ubuntu 12.04. Automatic update of
  linux-firmware package caused errors:

  installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... 
  (Reading database ... 5%%
  (Reading database ... 10%%
  (Reading database ... 15%%
  (Reading database ... 20%%
  (Reading database ... 25%%
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  (Reading database ... 85%%
  (Reading database ... 90%%
  (Reading database ... 95%%
  (Reading database ... 100%%
  (Reading database ... 183457 files and directories currently installed.)
  Preparing to replace linux-firmware 1.79.1 (using .../linux-firmware_1.79.15_all.deb) ...
  Unpacking replacement linux-firmware ...
  dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/linux-firmware_1.79.15_all.deb (--unpack):
   trying to overwrite '/lib/firmware/ar3k/AthrBT_0x31010000.dfu', which is also in package bt-dw1705-firmware 0.1
  No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
  dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
  Errors were encountered while processing:

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
  Package: linux-firmware 1.79.15
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-51.77~precise1-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.5.0-51-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
  ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu17.6
  Architecture: amd64
  Date: Tue Jun 17 01:12:31 2014
   # This is a distribution channel descriptor
   # For more information see http://wiki.ubuntu.com/DistributionChannelDescriptor
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 "Precise" - Build amd64 LIVE Binary 20130203-13:50
  MarkForUpload: True
  PackageArchitecture: all
   PATH=(custom, no user)
  SourcePackage: linux-firmware
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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