[arch-general] Howto - tell pacman -S (-U) to overwrite existing file in filesystem?

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Sun Feb 20 18:49:06 EST 2011

[2011-02-20 17:28:17 -0600] David C. Rankin:
>   From your answers, I don't think you read my question before giving the the
> RTFM dismissal.

I read (and answered) the question that is the subject of this thread.

The lengthy details of how you got to ask yourself this question don't
interest me much, so I admit I just skimmed through your message. That
is also why I replied off-list: to avoid polluting the list; replying to
my reply on the list defeats the purpose.

> The question is "Can I do something in the PKGBUILD to tell pacman
> - if the file is already there -> overwrite it?"

To the best of my knowledge, there is no way of doing that, except of
course overwriting the file via the install script.


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