I have a problem installing Swarm. when i enter sudo apt-get install ethereum-swarm i get a problem saying :

dpkg: error processing archive /var/cache/apt/archives/ethereum-swarm_0.3.1+build14601+xenial_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/swarm', which is also in package swarm 2.1.6-1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

Is there anybody who knows how to fix this issue?

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This is being discussed here: https://github.com/ethereum/go-ethereum/issues/17295 See there for more details.

The quickest solution is to do:

apt-get --purge remove ethereum
apt-get --purge remove swarm
apt-get install ethereum

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