[aur-general] Conflicting contents of different packages

Florian Bruhin me at the-compiler.org
Mon Mar 2 09:54:52 UTC 2015

* gt <notfoss at gmx.com> [2015-03-02 15:11:45 +0530]:
> Hi guys,
> I maintain a package dex-editor-git in the AUR. It was recently reported to me that it conflicts with a package named dex present in the community repository.
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/dex-editor-git/
> The conflicting files are /usr/bin/dex and /usr/share/man/man1/dex.1.gz
> Both packages are unrelated so I believe putting *dex* in the conflicts array isn't right.
> Can anyone suggest me a way to handle this, short of renaming the files?

I don't think there's anything you can do, except conflicting or

IMHO, renaming the files (e.g. to dex-editor or dexedit or so) would
be the better way to solve this.


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