[arch-general] conflict on /usr/bin generated by tigervnc?

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Thu Sep 10 00:46:50 UTC 2020

On 9/9/20 7:41 PM, Javier via arch-general wrote:
> error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
> tigervnc: /usr/sbin exists in filesystem (owned by filesystem)
> Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
> Usually that get fixed by using "--overwrite /usr/sbin".  But I find
> it wrong for tigervnc to own "/usr/sbin", so I think in this case
> tigervnc is not right.  Would this be the case, or it's OK for
> tigervnc to be the owner and then to overwrite?

It is very wrong; the package doesn't even install during the post-build
lint checks and should therefore never have been released by the maintainer.

In upstream commit


a new file got added, and installed to CMAKE_INSTALL_SBINDIR, which
defaults to "sbin" and on Arch must be "bin". This failed to happen;
it's a bug in the package.

Under no circumstances should the filesystem layout be deleted and
replaced by this package as it would break everything...

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/67861 is the correct solution.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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