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

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Mon Mar 2 16:01:40 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...
> _______________________________________________

I didn't say that I vote to keep confirmation question and then you can
answer no.

By the way, it can be always useful (but slow) to query fileowners. In
case of fileconflict, we just get an error message "/usr/bin/foo exists
in filesystem", so pacman doesn't inform us about (file)conflicting
packages ("local package foo conflict with transaction package foo-ng").


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