[aur-dev] reinstalling an already installed app

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 09:27:49 EDT 2012

On 06/13/2012 03:13 PM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 2:53 PM, Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com>wrote:
>> Hello,
>> this is a n00b question, but couldn't find any solution.
>> I use Texstudio, and it has been working fine until recently. After a huge
>> bunch of updates yesterday, Texstudio doesn't launch, and returns this
>> error:
>> *texstudio: error while loading shared libraries: libpoppler-qt4.so.3:
>> cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
>> *My poppler-qt package is up to date.
>> *
>> *According to the AUR page, I shall rebuild Texstudio after my update of
>> libpoppler-qt. I rebuilt the package, but when I want to install, I have a
>> WARNING : Failed to install built package as a long list of
>> usr/share/texstudio files exist in filesystem.
>> My question is : how can I reinstall this AUR package? Shall I uninstall
>> it before, and how? Shall I force the install, and how? Shall I just delete
>> the already existing files in my filesystem?
>> TY for your help.
>> This isn't really a question for [aur-dev] btw, but more [arch-general]
> Anyway as you can see libpoppler-qt4.so.3 is gone
> [jelle at P8][~/server/Devel2]%pkgfile libpoppler-qt4.so.3
> And there is .so.4 now
> [jelle at P8][~/server/Devel2]%pkgfile libpoppler-qt4.so.4
> extra/poppler-qt
> So your application needs to rebuild so it knows about .so.4 instead of
> .so.3 ( in short )
> Now did you by any chance compile the package from source with using AUR?
> Try to run the following command on the conflicting files
> pacman -Qo  /usr/share/conflicting_files
As fas as I can remember, I already add issues when installing Texstudio 
from AUR, and you are right, I compiled it from source with using AUR.
The package is not outdated according to the maintainer, and one user 
with same issue as mine claimed he didn't use packagemanager to install 
texstudio first time, so his old installation was messed up with the new 
one. It seems I have same problem, but I do not know how to solve it.
Most of all the conflicting files are .png, html  or files, except fot 
the binary /usr/bin/studio. So I guess I can force the install, but 
don't know how to do it.

More information about the aur-dev mailing list