[aur-general] what is the best way to resolve conflicting files in aur packages?
alex.combas at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 16:00:22 EDT 2010
What is the best way to resolve conflicting files in aur packages?
I've run into this issue a couple times recently, first of all with
"panda3d-cvs" and "cuda-toolkit" both contained the file /usr/bin/bin2c
The result was the panda3d-cvs maintainer just removed the file since he
said it wasn't doing anything anyway.
Now I've run into a similar problem but this time the maintainer fixed it a
different way and it broke my package.
opencl-headers http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=35367 has 3 files
which are also provided by nvidia-utils
So now to fix it the maintainer of opencl-headers has added
conflicts=(nvidia-utils) to his package.
But my problem is that I recently made a package (luxrays-hg) which
depends=('nvidia-utils') and also makedepends=('opencl-headers')
So my package (luxrays-hg) will no longer install because 2 of
its decencies (opencl-headers & nvidia-utils) are in conflict.
So what is the best practice in this situation?
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