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#1 2004-09-10 18:24:25

marco
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KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

Hi there.

I set up my box with arch 0.6 (did installation, then reboot)

next step was 'pacman -Sy pacman'
then 'pacman -Su'
then 'pacman -S kde'

it downloaded all, inclusive xorg and xfree86 and then said, the two X's would conflict (which is clear, of course). is the package file incorrect, or what does it mean? it's been like this for a whole week now (first tried last weekend).

thanks for any help

        marco

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#2 2004-09-10 18:26:01

RedShift
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

xfree is the predecessor to xorg, I have no idea why you want to install them both at the same time (which is virtually impossible) ;-)


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#3 2004-09-10 18:40:11

marco
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

no, i meant:
the packages of the group kde seem to depend on both, xorg and xfree86. that's strange.
as well as it wasn't noticed in a whole week.
some kde package has an invalid dependency list, i guess. haven't had time to look into the problem.

      marco

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#4 2004-09-10 18:42:11

RedShift
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

KDE depends on X, not on xfree or xorg


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#5 2004-09-10 19:09:18

patrix
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

I had the same thing. what I did was install xorg, then install kde

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#6 2004-09-10 19:16:38

dtw
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

still seems like the deps could be managed better by the kde package tho surely?!

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#7 2004-09-10 23:57:28

Xentac
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

I haven't actually put in the time to figure out if this is a problem with the kde packages or provides in general.

If someone wants to research this and get back to me it could actually be fixed.


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#8 2004-09-11 00:28:11

patrix
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

I'm new to arch, but my first guess when it happened was that KDE depended on X, and both xorg and xfree86 provide X, and pacman didn't know which to install, letting it to the user to choose.

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#9 2004-09-11 00:31:31

Xentac
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

I didn't want a guess, I wanted research.

I have lots of guesses too you know ;P


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#10 2004-09-11 02:00:04

ganlu
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

when you install gnome group by pacman -S gnome, the same error will happen and stop install. I work around by installing xorg package firstly.

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#11 2004-09-11 02:07:38

blitze
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

All it is is a dependency issue in the package install script.  Arch recently moved accross to Xorg and they haven't updated the package dependencies yet.  I'm sure this will be rectified soon with newer KDE/Gnome packages.

Anyway, I just installed Xorg first then Gnome and there were no issues there. 8)


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#12 2004-09-11 12:06:31

marco
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Re: KDE conflicts xorg and xfree86

Wow, i again ran 'pacman -Sy kde' and it installed!
Thanks alot, whoever changed that.

          marco

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