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#1 2021-11-12 02:39:16

tony5429
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Can't Install Kiwix and ZIM-tools Concurrently

I'd like to be able to have the latest versions of both Kiwix (which reads ZIM files) and ZIM-tools (which makes ZIM files) installed concurrently. In the past, that is what I've done, but recently zim-tools was updated to reference the latest version of libzim (7.0.0-1) whereas kiwix-desktop uses kiwix-lib which is still on libzim version 6 (now libzim6). Libzim version 7 and version 6 conflict so it's not possible to install both...

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#2 2021-11-13 12:46:08

Lone_Wolf
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Re: Can't Install Kiwix and ZIM-tools Concurrently

Looking at the sonames used by libzim and kiwix-lib the issue may be with other libraries then the zim ones.

please post the full output of installing one of them with the other already present.


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#3 2021-11-19 13:41:32

tony5429
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Re: Can't Install Kiwix and ZIM-tools Concurrently

This is what I get if I try to install both.

[root@laptop ~]# pacman -Sy kiwix-desktop zim-tools
:: Synchronising package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: libzim6 and libzim are in conflict

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#4 2021-11-24 11:49:01

Lone_Wolf
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Re: Can't Install Kiwix and ZIM-tools Concurrently

I looked deeper into this and the conflict is between libzim v6 and libzim v7  .

kiwix-lib 9.4.1 can only use libzim v6.
They are working on releasing version 10.0.0[1] , but it's unclear when that will happen.

Unless you want to create a kwix-lib git package that builds with libzim v7 , I don't see a way to combine both kwix and zim-tools for now.

[1] https://github.com/kiwix/libkiwix/issues/618


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