[aur-general] Strange filesystem conflict behavior

Hector Martinez-Seara hseara at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 05:09:07 EDT 2013

what about adding a "provides" clause to the PKGBUILD?

provides = ('espeak')


2013/3/26 Limao Luo <luolimao at gmail.com>

> On 03/25/2013 07:01 PM, Kyle wrote:
>> According to Allen Li:
>> # Can't you just uninstall the previous version before installing the
>> # newer version?  No need to manually remove anything.
>> This would work, except for the fact that espeakup depends on espeak, so
>> if espeakup is installed, manually removing espeak will automatically
>> remove espeakup, which would then need to be manually reinstalled.
>> Simply removing /usr/share/espeak-data avoids this extra complexity. I'm
>> still confused about why any user intervention would even be necessary
>> when removing the old version and replacing it with a properly
>> conflicting/providing version of the same package. Isn't pacman robust
>> enough to handle changes in the file structure of a conflicting package,
>> as long as the fields are properly filled in, and the old package is
>> being automatically removed?
>> ~Kyle
>> http://kyle.tk/
> I don't think pacman can take care of that atm; I've had this kind of
> problem myself in the recent past (2 months or so ago, although I can't
> remember the name of the package(s)....)
> -Limao Luo

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