[aur-dev] reinstalling an already installed app

Jelle van der Waa jelle at vdwaa.nl
Wed Jun 13 10:00:04 EDT 2012

On Wed, Jun 13, 2012 at 3:50 PM, Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com>wrote:

> On 06/13/2012 03:27 PM, Arno Gaboury wrote:
>> 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 The package is not outdated according to the maintainer, and one user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.
> After building the app, I cd in the src directroy, then run make install,
> Et voila!
> N.B: Last time I posted in the gen ML about an AUR package, they send me
> to the AUR ML !! So I am not sure how to choose.

This list is _not_ for AUR support, it's for aur development ( the

Btw You didn't fix anything by using sudo make install, the next time
you'll use makepkg -i it will fail again since files will stay
conflicting... (hint pacman -Qo )

Jelle van der Waa

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