[aur-general] Conflicting contents of different packages

gt notfoss at gmx.com
Sat Mar 14 06:01:52 UTC 2015

On 2 March 2015 17:35:10 GMT+05:30, LoneVVolf <lonewolf at xs4all.nl> wrote:
>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
>>> 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
>> 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'
>It would be good if you alerted dex-editor author to the existence of 
>the other dex project.

Hi guys, I opened a request at dex editor's issue tracker regarding renaming. Here's the link for those interested.


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