dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

created at 01-08-2022 views: 38

problem

Unpacking nvidia-340 (340.107-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-340_340.107-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/lib/udev/rules.d/71-nvidia.rules', which is also in package nvidia-kernel-common-396 396.45-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.2
dpkg-deb: error: paste subprocess was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-340_340.107-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1_amd64.deb
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

solution

Use the command below and it will resolve the "attempt to overwrite error" with the mighty power of dpkg.

sudo dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/nvidia-340_340.107-0ubuntu0~gpu18.04.1_amd64.deb
//Note the last /var....amd64.deb part, which is the file path name you reported the error

Then run the command below to fix any broken packages.

sudo apt -f install
created at:01-08-2022
edited at: 01-08-2022: