Cannot install or uninstall btsync

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Cannot install or uninstall btsync

Postby triplemaya » 2017-03-13 20:20

Spend a fruitless morning trying to get btsyc to work, and installed and uninstalled many times trying out btsync-gui / btsync-user / btsync-user-gtk etc.
Now I cannot uninstall it. Error is:

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Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/linuxmint/mintinstall/AptClient/", line 80, in _run
    cache.commit(acquire_progress_monitor, install_progress_monitor)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/", line 508, in commit
    raise SystemError("installArchives() failed")
SystemError: installArchives() failed

And every time I do an update the system tries to install btsync-user and fails.

Error is:
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(synaptic:16036): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_child_watch_add_full: assertion 'pid > 0' failed
(Reading database ... 198729 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../btsync-user_1.16.0-1_all.deb ...
Unpacking btsync-user (1.16.0-1) over (1.16.0-1) ...
dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/btsync-user_1.16.0-1_all.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/btsync', which is also in package btsync 2.3.8-1
postrm called with unknown argument `abort-upgrade'
dpkg: error while cleaning up:
 subprocess new post-removal script returned error exit status 1

I have searched here and on google for " unknown argument abort-upgrade" but the results I get seem to me to be dealing with quite low level stuff and I don't want to start experimenting when I have no idea what I am doing. At the moment the system still works!
This seemed like a good decision when I found this comment on the forum in one of the posts:
Unfortunately the whole debian package system depends on the installation scripts never failing :(#

Version is 3.16.0-4-amd64
Using LMDE2 based on Jessie with MATE
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