[arch-dev-public] [signoff] xz-utils and libarchive-2.7.0-2

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 10:50:23 EDT 2009

On Sun, Jun 7, 2009 at 16:57, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
>> Anyway what really bothers me is this:
>> # LANG=C pacman -Su
>> :: Starting full system upgrade...
>> :: Replace lzma-utils with testing/xz-utils? [Y/n] n
>> resolving dependencies...
>> looking for inter-conflicts...
>> :: xz-utils conflicts with lzma-utils. Remove lzma-utils? [Y/n] n
>> error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
>> error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
>> :: xz-utils: conflicts with lzma-utils
>> Why upgrade process breaks here?
>> Is this fixed in pacman 3.3 already?
> That is because you are trying to upgrade libarchive but won't let it
> install xz-utils.  I know it was discussed about pacman removing more
> packages from a transaction than just the conflicting package to attempt get
> around these issues but I'm not sure what the actual status is.

Ah, thanks for clarification.
Still, it would be good if pacman told user that the problem is with
libarchive requiring xz-utils
which is impossible to install.
Because the current errors are totally confusing.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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