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

Morris lorimz at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 03:02:05 EDT 2011

On Sat, Sep 3, 2011 at 6:47 AM, Myra Nelson <myra.nelson at hughes.net> wrote:

> 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
> http://pastebin.com/3dBxsGvE.
> 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.
> Myra
> --
> Life's fun when your sick and psychotic!

you are probably experiencing https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/25527
I had the same thing yesterday and solved it quickly by doing:

# pacman -Rdd pygobject pygobject-devel
# pacman -S --asdeps python2-gobject2

after that I was able to -Syu fine


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