[arch-general] Howto - tell pacman -S (-U) to overwrite existing file in filesystem?
ml at isaac.cedarswampstudios.org
Sun Feb 20 18:42:37 EST 2011
On 02/20/11 18:28, David C. Rankin wrote:
> The question is "Can I do something in the PKGBUILD to tell pacman
> - if the file is already there -> overwrite it?"
Please don't. Put it in your release notes instead. Don't silently
overwrite user-written files!
You might look into configuration management too (the thing that
generates *.pacnew files among other things) -- I'm not sure if it'd be
useful, but that research might tell you what's been done/discussed
before when making /etc files be newly pacman-managed.
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