Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#1318 closed defect (invalid)

Upgrading on Ubuntu Conflicts with nginx-common

Reported by: fooka03@… Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: nginx-package Version: 1.12.x
Keywords: apt Cc:
uname -a: Linux webmisc 2.6.32-042stab108.5 #1 SMP Wed Jun 17 20:20:17 MSK 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
nginx -V: nginx version: nginx/1.12.1
built by gcc 5.4.0 20160609 (Ubuntu 5.4.0-6ubuntu1~16.04.4)
built with OpenSSL 1.0.2g 1 Mar 2016
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --prefix=/etc/nginx --sbin-path=/usr/sbin/nginx --modules-path=/usr/lib/nginx/modules --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --pid-path=/var/run/ --lock-path=/var/run/nginx.lock --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/client_temp --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/proxy_temp --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/fastcgi_temp --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/uwsgi_temp --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/cache/nginx/scgi_temp --user=nginx --group=nginx --with-compat --with-file-aio --with-threads --with-http_addition_module --with-http_auth_request_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_flv_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_mp4_module --with-http_random_index_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_secure_link_module --with-http_slice_module --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_v2_module --with-mail --with-mail_ssl_module --with-stream --with-stream_realip_module --with-stream_ssl_module --with-stream_ssl_preread_module --with-cc-opt='-g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fPIC' --with-ld-opt='-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now -Wl,--as-needed -pie'


This was on a Ubuntu 16.04 box (running on openvz). Trying to upgrade nginx resulted in a conflict trying to write to /etc/nginx/uwsgi_params

The full error:

Unpacking nginx (1.12.1-1~xenial) over (1.12.0-1+xenial1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/nginx_1.12.1-1~xenial_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/etc/nginx/uwsgi_params', which is also in package nginx-common 1.12.0-1+xenial1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Solved by forcing overwrite:

sudo apt -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" upgrade nginx

Change History (2)

comment:1 by Ilyas Bakirov, 7 years ago

You are trying upgrading existing nginx package previously installed from Ubuntu repository with Nginx repository. Please refer to and there is no nginx-common on Nginx repository ( they are in Ubuntu PPA repository)

Do not mess with different repositories, try to use one of them to prevent problems in future upgrades.

Last edited 7 years ago by Ilyas Bakirov (previous) (diff)

comment:2 by Maxim Dounin, 7 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed
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