[arch-general] cairo and cairo-lcd conflict preventing me from getting updates

Hussam Al-Tayeb ht990332 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 18:57:05 EDT 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-21 at 17:13 -0400, Alec Hussey wrote:
> Hey everyone,
> Ive been kind of frustrated lately because I haven't been able to update
> any of my pacakges because of a conflict between cairo and cairo-lcd.
> Here is the output from pacman.
>         [maddog39 at desktop ~]$ sudo pacman -Syu
>         :: Synchronizing package databases...
>          core is up to date
>          extra is up to date
>          community is up to date
>         :: Starting full system upgrade...
>         resolving dependencies...
>         looking for inter-conflicts...
>         :: cairo conflicts with cairo-lcd. Remove cairo-lcd? [Y/n] n
>         error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
>         error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
>         :: cairo: conflicts with cairo-lcd
> I obviously want to keep that package and I even entered it in
> pacman.conf under HoldPkg and seems to have no affect. I dont know what
> I should do.
> Thanks!
> Alec Hussey

My personal opinion is instead of installing an unofficial package name
cairo-lcd, just rebuild the cairo package with any extra patches you
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