[arch-general] Error updating related to pygobject, pygobject-devel, Python, and Python2

Myra Nelson myra.nelson at hughes.net
Sat Sep 3 00:47:40 EDT 2011

It would seem I have something misconfigured on my machine. I haven't
noticed anything on the mailing list or on the Arch news about this,
checked the bug tracker and followed the links to the Python mailing
list, and I'm still a little confused. Below is an example of what I
get back from pacman -Sy and pacman -Su, the rest is in a pastebin at

myra at gandalf ../repos/extra-x86_64]:pacsu (equivalent to pacman -Su)
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: pacman: local (4.0.0rc1-1) is newer than core (3.5.4-4)
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-gobject2? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-gtkhtml2? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-gtkspell? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-httplib2? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-libgnome? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-nose? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-numpy? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-pip? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-pyopenssl? [Y/n] y
:: Replace pygobject with extra/python2-pyqt? [Y/n] y

--- adnauseum

resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: python2-nose and python-nose are in conflict
The adnauseum got 1455 line of repetition through pygobject and
pygobject-devel. Based on the Python mailing list referenced in
FS25747 on the bug tracker, I'm not sure what to do next. You'll
notice in the pastebin I stopped hitting the Y and just pressed enter
(yes I really did that).
No problems prior to today, but it seems as though I've borked
something up. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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