[aur-general] what is the best way to resolve conflicting files in aur packages?

Nathan O ndowens.aur at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 16:32:33 EDT 2010

On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Alex Combas <alex.combas at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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?
> --
> Best regards,
> Alex Combas
> goplexian.com
First thing I would do, is to contact the maintainer of the package, and
temporarily edit the PKGBUILD of the package that is giving you the problem
if you are wanting to install it.

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