[aur-general] Conflicting contents of different packages

LoneVVolf lonewolf at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 2 12:05:10 UTC 2015

On 02-03-15 10:54, Florian Bruhin wrote:
> * 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
> renaming.
> IMHO, renaming the files (e.g. to dex-editor or dexedit or so) would
> be the better way to solve this.
> Florian
I also feel renaming the files is the best solution from a packager' pov.
It would be good if you alerted dex-editor author to the existence of 
the other dex project.

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