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#1 2004-04-14 17:45:15

Zym0tiC
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Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

I installed X from "testing"

After that I do Pacman -Sy gnome. Before downloading anything pacman tells me that xfree86 conflicts with X.

So I put IgnorePKG = xfree86 in pacman.conf

second time: pacman -Sy gnome and again a conflict with xfree86

skipping won't work, pacman just quites

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#2 2004-04-14 17:51:20

Mr Green
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

Is xfree86 installed on your system ?

pacman -Q xfree86

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#3 2004-04-14 17:53:32

Zym0tiC
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

Mr Green wrote:

Is xfree86 installed on your system ?

pacman -Q xfree86

Mr Green

Nope not installed.

A little work around:

install xfree4.4
install gnome
remove xfree4.4
install X

It works, not very clean but it works

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#4 2004-04-14 18:09:44

Mr Green
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

tongue


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#5 2004-04-14 20:02:06

mr_ed
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

Heh.  Whatever works.  big_smile

I heard that GNOME still has some hard links to some xfree86 stuff, so I'm not surprised that it errored out.

(Don't ask me from where, though.  I can't remember :!:)

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#6 2004-04-15 14:07:32

zeppelin
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

Mr Green wrote:

Is xfree86 installed on your system ?
Mr Green

Can someone have both xfree86 {for GNOME to work} and X {for your brain to work..}?

or we should choose the xfree86 --> gnome -->remove xfree86 --> install X way

and if only the latter is true, then what happens with the next update of gnome or another app?

so, is it possible to have both X and xfree86 installed?
thx

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#7 2004-04-15 15:01:33

Mr Green
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

No go with one or the other X.org not brave enough for that)

I had problems upgrading to 4.4 but forum has all the answers you need  tongue

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Happier now UT2004 is working again


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#8 2004-04-15 19:12:31

Kihaji
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Registered: 2004-04-04
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

zeppelin wrote:
Mr Green wrote:

Is xfree86 installed on your system ?
Mr Green

Can someone have both xfree86 {for GNOME to work} and X {for your brain to work..}?

or we should choose the xfree86 --> gnome -->remove xfree86 --> install X way

and if only the latter is true, then what happens with the next update of gnome or another app?

so, is it possible to have both X and xfree86 installed?
thx

I'm running X.org, what I do when a package complains of needing xfee is just do a pacman -Si <package>, get the list of dependencies, ensure those are all installed, then do a pacman -Sd <package>, it will install and skip over the xfree dependency.

I suspect this all could be avoided if the next packaging of X simply named it xfree86, at least until they get the generic x dependency thing set up.

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#9 2004-04-15 21:08:24

zeppelin
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

thanks Kihaji. I removed xfree4.4 and add FreeDesktop's X and I'm getting better now [i was getting sick]
I was even thinking of switching back to Debian.
Luckily Judd made my day by making a package smile
thanks

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#10 2004-04-15 22:57:11

apeiro
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Re: Pacman ignorePKG xfree86 vs X

Yea, the next x release will provide xfree86.

For now, you can manually make x provide xfree86 by editing /var/lib/pacman/local/x-11R6.7.0-1t1/depends and putting xfree86 in the %PROVIDES% field.

...

%CONFLICTS%
ttf-bitstream-vera

%PROVIDES%
x-server
xfree86

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