[aur-general] pkgconflict: a tool to find file conflicts when building packages
cmbrannon at cox.net
Sat Apr 4 21:39:19 EDT 2009
I wrote this code in anger. Hopefully, others might find it useful.
There is a little story behind it.
I maintain the nmh package in unsupported. I just discovered that a
package from extra provides /usr/bin/dp, which is also provided by nmh.
We have this nice collection of files under /var/cache/pkgtools/lists,
thanks to Daenyth's very useful pkgfile tool.
We ought to be able to use that collection to detect conflicts like the one I
just described. Hence the birth of pkgconflict.
Usage: pkgconflict <PACKAGEFILE>
Source is here: http://members.cox.net/cmbrannon/pkgconflict
If someone else has a better tool for this purpose, I'd love to hear about it!
PS. pkgconflict already proved useful. It showed me that /usr/bin/scan,
also from nmh, is provided by linuxtv-dvb-apps from community.
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