[arch-general] Package conflicts
jdarnold at buddydog.org
Tue Mar 25 13:51:43 EDT 2014
On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:00:57 +0100
Karol Blazewicz <karol.blazewicz at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 4:33 PM, Doug Newgard <scimmia22 at outlook.com>
> > ----------------------------------------
> >> Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:03:59 -0400
> >> From: jdarnold at buddydog.org
> >> To: arch-general at archlinux.org
> >> Subject: [arch-general] Package conflicts
> >> I'm having a problem with the liteide vs gocode-git packages.
> >> liteide, which is an official Pacman package, has recently started
> >> to include the /usr/bin/gocode binary, which I have been using via
> >> the AUR package gocode-git (there is also another AUR package
> >> called gocode-bin but no pacman package).
> >> So now when I try to update I get an error:
> >> error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
> >> liteide: /usr/bin/gocode exists in filesystem
> >> This didn't seem to be right, as I'm trying to install liteide, not
> >> gocode here. So I reported the problem:
> >> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/39607
> >> and it immediately got closed with the statement that AUR packages
> >> aren't supported so contact the maintainer of the AUR package.
> >> Well, as far as I can tell, there isn't much the maintainer of the
> >> AUR package can do if some other package is going to just put any
> >> old binary wherever it wants without saying anything about it.
> >> Shouldn't the liteide package at least say it provides 'gocode'?
> >> Or conflicts or something besides just letting pacman complain
> >> about a file that exists in the filesystem?
> Package from the repos shouldn't conflict with other packages from the
> official repos, but there may be an issue with packages from the AUR.
> In this case, it's usually up to the AUR package maintainer to work
> around it.
So what happens if / when gocode moves to the official repo? What would
be the expected solution then?
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