[arch-dev-public] Best way to force file overwrites in a package?

Travis Willard travis at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 3 07:31:17 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 8:48 PM, Thayer Williams <thayer at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 2, 2008 at 4:03 PM, Pierre Schmitz <pierre at archlinux.de> wrote:
>> Am Dienstag 03 Juni 2008 00:43:53 schrieb Thayer Williams:
>>> Is this possible?
>> I think so. Just build a new icon-set like crystalsvg-arch which symlinks to
>> the original theme excpet for the icons you want to replace. (Or maybe just
>> provide the different icons and KDE will fallback automatically. But I am not
>> sure about this)
> I considered building a separate iconset, but the user would still
> have to enable it after installing the package. Since it only replaces
> the kmenu.png icon I thought a complete theme (or theme name) would be
> overkill.
> Dang it.  I guess there's no other way...

Yeah, it's really a bad idea to have one package start modifying the
files belonging to another package.

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