[pacman-dev] Conflict when replacing a folder with subfolders by a file in a package update

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Aug 7 08:54:55 EDT 2013

On 06/08/13 00:33, Timothée Ravier wrote:
> Hi,
> Pacman exits with a conflict error if the package updated is replacing a
> folder with subfolders inside by a single file with the same name.
> This may be a bug as I don't know any cases where this cloud make sense.
> But I may be wrong of course. I'll let you decide.
> Testing was done on fully updated Arch Linux system with the following
> repositories enabled: kf5, kde-unstable, testing, core, extra,
> community-testing, community, multilib-testing, multilib.
> Example PKGBUILDs to reproduce the issue:


Confirmed using pacman-git.  We need a bug report and a pactest for this
(and even a fix!) Any volunteers?


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