[pacman-dev] Package upgrade issues: False file conflicts

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Thu Sep 18 08:22:49 EDT 2008

Idézet Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu>:

>> The problem seems to be that in the old package
>> /usr/lib/klibc/include/asm is a symlink to another directory which
>> contains these files. In the new package, this symlink is replaced by a
>> directory. pacman thinks that there are file conflicts, while there are
>> none. I cannot find a viable workaround for this.

Workaround: -Uf.

> Thanks for the report, this is a known issue:
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-July/012465.html
> We also have pactests for this as a reminder.

Well, I was wrong, this is not exactly the same case. This is a bit  
easier. The problem is, that pacman doesn't resolve symlinks, maybe we  
should do some realpath stuff here (efficiency?).

SZTE Egyetemi Konyvtar - http://www.bibl.u-szeged.hu
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