[arch-general] Error when I try update pacman -Syu

Karol Blazewicz karol.blazewicz at gmail.com
Mon Mar 24 13:58:29 EDT 2014

On Mon, Mar 24, 2014 at 5:54 PM, Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Am 24.03.2014 17:18, schrieb Karol Blazewicz:
>> jre7 is in the AUR so pacman won't update it, but jre7-openjdk is in
>> the repos and provides the same 'item' as jre7: java-runtime=7
>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/jr/jre7/PKGBUILD
>> https://www.archlinux.org/packages/extra/x86_64/jre7-openjdk/
>> that's why they conflict.
> That's not why they conflict. It's because jre7 explicitly has
> java-runtime=7 as a conflict (among others). 'conflicts' has nothing to
> do with 'provides'.
>> You seem to be using jre7. If you want to keep using it, you have to
>> keep jre7-openjdk out. Try adding it to IgnorePkg.
> And how will that help?
>>> root at arch-maykel /home/maykel/ # LANG=C yaourt -Rdd jre7-openjdk
>>> error: target not found: jre7-openjdk
> It seems that a package is updated and the newer version explicitly
> depends on jre7-openjdk. This is probably a packaging error (although
> after a quick glance at the repos, I cannot find any such package).

You're right, Thomas.
Maykel, install expac and run
expac "%n - %E" -S $(checkupdates) | grep jre7-openjdk

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