[arch-dev-public] [RFC] dealing with fileconflicts
teg at jklm.no
Sun Nov 27 16:16:31 EST 2011
We have the following problem:
At the moment /etc/mtab is being generated at boot (so it is not owned
by any package). However, we want to replace it with a symlink
pointing to /proc/self/mounts (preferably owned by util-linux).
If we do this, there will be a conflict on upgrade and users have to
manually delete /etc/mtab before upgrading. To avoid user intervention
we could just create the symlink in a postupgrade/postinstall script
in util-linux, but I'm not sure if that is something we want to be
Is there any way to tell pacman to "ignore conflicts with this
particular file, just overwrite it"?
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