[pacman-dev] pacman -Sdf

Giovanni Scafora linuxmania at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 19:56:29 EDT 2007

Hi guys,

I've a question for you.
pacman -Sdf don't force install and don't overwrite conflicting files,
is it a normal behaviour?

# pacman -Sdf lprng
looking for inter-conflicts...
:: lprng conflicts with cups. Remove cups? [Y/n] n
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: lprng: conflicts with cups

But if I download lprng package with -Sw option, then I use options
-Adf I can overwrite conflicting files and so I'm able to install or
upgrade (with -Udf option) lprng package.
Thanks in advance for your answers.

Giovanni Scafora
Arch Linux Trusted User (voidnull)
linuxmania at gmail.com

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