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

Thayer Williams thayer at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 3 10:35:44 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 4:31 AM, Travis Willard <travis at archlinux.org> wrote:
> 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.

True that. It just seemed overkill to replace for 5 icons. Oh well, I
don't use KDE anyway =P

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