[pacman-dev] [feature request] ignore certain file conflicts

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 15:48:38 EST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:33 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> Nagy Gabor wrote:
>>> Redux:
>>> /usr/lib/zomg.so is not owned by any package. Allow foobar-1.0-2 to
>>> overwrite this file? [y/N]
>>> Optional:
>>> s/overwrite/claim ownership of/
>> In this case we don't need overwrite option at all, right? (This can be
>> detected automatically. However, this detection is slow.)
> I had just thought the same thing but why would it be so slow?  Would the
> conflict checking not already find the conflict with an unowned file on the
> system and so this is just adding a query?

I don't think we'd want to do this automatically. What if I actually
installed something via "make install" and don't want it overwritten?
Or perhaps I want a chance to C-c the operation to fiddle with these
overwrite files...

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