[arch-general] util-linux pacman error, file conflicts (safe to force?)

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto denisfalqueto at gmail.com
Mon Jul 9 12:10:06 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 1:01 PM, David C. Rankin
<drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
> On 07/09/2012 10:52 AM, Mateusz Loskot wrote:
>> Check the ArchLinux ARM forum:
>> http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3036&p=18467
>> where filesystem upgrade is suggested:
>> pacman -Syuf
>> But, I'd wait until someone confirms it is the right way to go.
> Thank you Mateusz!
>   We will wait for the all clear from the devs before forcing. Arch Devs,
> when you can confirm a force is the proper way to handle this util-linux
> issue, please let us know. I'm just trying to avoid causing myself grief :)

One strange thing is that the files generating the conflict are owned
by the shadow package. I don't remember of any warning about forcing
updates for util-linux in arch-devel. It seems to me like a packaging

A: Because it obfuscates the reading.
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Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
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