[arch-general] Strange pacman problem with conflicting dependencies

Arthur Titeica arthur at psw.ro
Mon Sep 17 15:30:25 EDT 2012


On a machine with a less frequent updating schedule (~once a month) I receive 
the following when doing pacman -Suy

# pacman -Suy
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 testing is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community-testing is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib-testing is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 archlinuxfr is up to date
 repo-ck is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: ffmpeg: ignoring package upgrade (20120509-1 => 1:0.11.1-1)
:: Replace virtualbox-additions with community-testing/virtualbox-iso-
additions? [Y/n] 
:: Replace virtualbox-modules with community-testing/virtualbox-host-modules? 
warning: x264: ignoring package upgrade (20120204-1 => 20120705-1)
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: virtualbox-host-modules and virtualbox-modules are in conflict

I didn't have any problems with the virtualbox replacements on another machine 
with daily updates.

If necessary the debug pacman log may be found at http://pastebin.com/9nh5tp9t


Arthur Titeica

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