[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Do not remove conflict by default

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Aug 31 02:50:41 UTC 2009

Nagy Gabor wrote:
>> When a conflict is detected, pacman asks if the user wants to remove
>> the conflicting package.  In many cases this is a bad idea.  e.g.
>> udev conflicts with initscripts. Remove initscripts [Y/n]
>> util-linux-ng conflicts with e2fsprogs. Remove e2fsprogs? [Y/n]
>> This changes the query to [y/N].
>> Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> You need to modify "some" pactest files as well, because this patch
> induces 7 unexpected fails.

Hmmm... you would have thought a two character change would cause so 
much damage?  Obviously not me! :P   I will fix.

> Imho your noyes default behavior is better... Moreover, maybe we should
> also print somehow the conflict itself in warning, because 'udev
> conflicts with initscripts<2009.07' (btw, why is there 2 conflicts line
> udev's PPKGBUILD?) is much different from "foo conflicts with bar"...
> However, in most cases that would be redundant information, so I am
> unsure. (In fact we print redundant information in case of unresolvable
> dependencies, too)

I can see adding this information would be a good idea.  I will see if I 
can do that too  (it has been a long time since I touched actual pacman 


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