[aur-general] reinstalling properly an AUR app

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Wed Jun 13 13:03:25 EDT 2012

On 06/13/2012 06:51 PM, Arno Gaboury wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to reinstall an AUR app, Texstudio. This app was working 
> perfectly before I did yesterday a huge upgrade.
> I understand I must rebuilt the app with the new libpoppler-qt. I 
> built it fine with "makepkg -i", but can't install as I get errors 
> about files already in my filesystem (in fact all Texstudio files).
> When I installed first time Texstudio, I built it from source and I 
> did not a clean install, as pacman -Q doesn't return the app in the list.
> How can I deal with this issue? Is there any way to force the install 
> ? Should I uninstall first Texstudio, and how? Can I just deleted all 
> existing files (mainly /usr/bin/texstudio, usr/share/texstudio 
> directory and /usr/share/applications/texstudio.desktop)? I tried by 
> renaming them to .bck, but there is still a problem with the desktop 
> file.
> TY for any help.
I managed to install properly by doing this. First makepkg,
then pacman -Uf pkg.tar.xz.

Now pacman -Q returns correctly Texstudio in the list.
The only remaining issue is that I must sudo texstudio to start the app !

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