[aur-general] file exist in filesystem

Frederik "Freso" S. Olesen freso.dk at gmail.com
Thu Jan 2 15:06:26 EST 2014

Den 24-12-2013 16:17, Armin K. skrev:
> The directories belong to the packages I'm trying to replace, but I am
> trying to replace the directories with a symlinks. Is this allowed?

There's been some discussion about this. I've taken to simple use
/usr/share/licenses/foo/ for installing foo-vcs package licenses to, but
others have in recent discussion suggested the symlink approach you're

> Should this happen at all? What would be another way to achive what I'm
> trying to achieve?

Uninstall mesa (and related packages) first. I'm pretty sure it's a bug
in pacman, but I haven't gone trawling the filed issues for it, even if
I have encountered it myself.

> Note that replacing -git packages with -non-git packages goes fine, no
> conflicts at all.


Frederik "Freso" S. Olesen <http://freso.dk/>

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