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#1 2009-06-03 04:23:53

From: Canada/Poland
Registered: 2008-06-16
Posts: 84

Error updating 'licenses' package

I have licenses 2.4 installed.
While performing system update it tried to install licenses 2.5 from [testing].
And that's what I receive:
# pacman -Q licenses
licenses 2.4-1
# pacman -S licenses
error: could not prepare transaction
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
licenses: /usr/share/licenses/common/FDL exists in filesystem
licenses: /usr/share/licenses/common/GPL exists in filesystem
licenses: /usr/share/licenses/common/GPL2/license.txt exists in filesystem
licenses: /usr/share/licenses/common/LGPL exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
# pacman -Qo /usr/share/licenses/common/GPL2/license.txt
/usr/share/licenses/common/GPL2/license.txt is owned by licenses 2.4-1

FDL, GPL and LGPL are directories, GPL2 is a symlink to GPL.

I also have LGPL2 which is a symlink to LGPL and a number of other directories there.
And all license.txt in all of them are owned by licenses 2.4.

I'm not sure if it is a bug in licenses package, or in pacman, or something else. Any hints (so I could maybe create correct bug entry)?


#2 2009-06-03 04:25:32

Supreme Leader
From: Brisbane, AU
Registered: 2007-06-09
Posts: 10,711

Re: Error updating 'licenses' package

You are reading the arch-dev-public mailing list like all users of [testing] should... 

Hint: Just ignore that update for the time being.


#3 2009-06-03 04:31:17

From: Canada/Poland
Registered: 2008-06-16
Posts: 84

Re: Error updating 'licenses' package

Wow, that was quick, thanks!

I was just about to write about symlink differences that I have noticed, I guess that's irrelevant now.

But come on, that was just 2 posts under [signoff] message, not hard to miss... wink

At least the next person who has the same problem and enters forums will find this thread! smile

Last edited by sjakub (2009-06-03 04:31:47)


#4 2009-06-04 00:21:51

Registered: 2009-04-13
Posts: 53

Re: Error updating 'licenses' package

I submitted a bug yesterday. They told me that removing and installing licenses should fix it. I am going to try in a few minutes...


#5 2009-06-07 04:39:13

Registered: 2007-09-13
Posts: 110

Re: Error updating 'licenses' package

Removing and Re-Installing Licenses ;

wesley ~  $  pacman -Q licenses
Sat Jun  6 22:35:15 CDT 2009
licenses 2.5-1
wesley ~  $  yaourt -Syu 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 testing is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 archlinuxfr is up to date
Checking for package upgrades... 
no upgrades found.
wesley ~  $

Good to go , upgrade went thru .


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