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#1 2022-02-04 18:39:11

menteith
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Registered: 2022-01-18
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[SOLVED] Pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location

Hi guys,

**EDIT**

The error was coming from update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/packages. The correct command is: update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/packages.

Btw, I cannot count the times when I asked a question only to come up with the solution a few minutes later!



I created my first PKGBUILD with makepkg. It didn't show any error when building the package but pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location (/usr/share/mime/packages/packages) despite the fact I have the correct one  (without duplicated packages) in my PKGBUILD.

Here's the full log:

sudo pacman -U scantailor-advanced-bin-2019.8.16-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst
loading packages...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (1) scantailor-advanced-bin-2019.8.16-1

Total Installed Size:  7.03 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] y
(1/1) checking keys in keyring                                                                                         [#######################################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking package integrity                                                                                       [#######################################################################] 100%
(1/1) loading package files                                                                                            [#######################################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking for file conflicts                                                                                      [#######################################################################] 100%
(1/1) checking available disk space                                                                                    [#######################################################################] 100%
:: Processing package changes...
(1/1) installing scantailor-advanced-bin                                                                               [#######################################################################] 100%
Directory '/usr/share/mime/packages/packages' does not exist!
error: command failed to execute correctly
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
(1/6) Arming ConditionNeedsUpdate...
(2/6) Updating the MIME type database...
(3/6) Refreshing PackageKit...
(4/6) Updating icon theme caches...
(5/6) Searching for orphaned packages...
(6/6) Updating the desktop file MIME type cache...

Here's my PKGBUILD:

pkgname=scantailor-advanced-bin
pkgver=2019.8.16
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="Interactive post-processing tool for scanned pages that merges the features of the ScanTailor Featured and ScanTailor Enhanced versions, brings new ones and fixes"
arch=("x86_64")
url="https://github.com/4lex4/scantailor-advanced"
license=("GPL3")
depends=(
    "boost-libs"
    "libjpeg"
    "libpng"
    "libtiff"
    "qt5-base"
    "zlib"
    )
makedepends=()
provides=("scantailor-advanced")
conflicts=("scantailor-advanced-git")
source=("scantailor::scantailor", "scantailor.desktop::scantailor.desktop", "scantailor_es.qm::scantailor_es.qm", "scantailor-project.xml::scantailor-project.xml", "scantailor_pt.qm::scantailor_pt.qm", "scantailor_ru.qm::scantailor_ru.qm", "ScanTailor.svg::ScanTailor.svg")
sha256sums=('60273e8519e3c407d51c65aa8b06ef25131b31d83dd143a152e0be279b47403c'
            'ea101b1351a8874f80bdadbf6c8af8475744427cc378cc861afcde4118a51a1f'
            'f2238e3860ca7ede5338c761fb69b75aa7fe397124481de80dfa6613b19cf1bc'
            'e9947449c1f566d69c955e15a07ce64d96c72c7d6edebaf1ad8497f132bc775c'
            '93a5c05e2a119f3dcd5aad3c2cfa4ad1c016280bcefcc9e9804040ef089a6942'
            'ca35aec8ecc5b83f28ee07d3306d1dc74d5eca43e61a56aea044def04b3adb1b'
            '4b1f7d14fadc2e435c940c936f359c76d0e91358cf1314fb9d01bce64379260d')
install="pkg.install"

package() {
  install -D -m755 "${srcdir}/scantailor" "${pkgdir}/usr/bin/scantailor"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/scantailor.desktop" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications/scantailor.desktop"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/ScanTailor.svg" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/apps/ScanTailor.svg"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/scantailor-project.xml" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/mime/packages/scantailor-project.xml"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/scantailor_es.qm" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/scantailor-advanced/translations/scantailor_es.qm"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/scantailor_pt.qm" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/scantailor-advanced/translations/scantailor_pt.qm"
  install -D -m644 "${srcdir}/scantailor_ru.qm" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/scantailor-advanced/translations/scantailor_ru.qm"
}

Here's the content of the install script:

post_install() {
	update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/packages
}

post_remove() {
	update-mime-database /usr/share/mime/packages
}

Last edited by menteith (2022-02-04 18:42:17)


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#2 2022-02-04 18:42:00

Trilby
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location

According to the man page, it looks like `update-mime-database` will append "/packages" to the MIME-DIR that you specify.  So as you already included "packages" in the path, it gets duplicated.  Replace that with `update-mime-database /usr/share/mime`.


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#3 2022-02-04 18:42:56

menteith
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location

Thanks! That's it.


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#4 2022-02-04 19:01:11

Raynman
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Registered: 2011-10-22
Posts: 1,417

Re: [SOLVED] Pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location

Doesn't this pacman hook already take care of that stuff?

menteith wrote:
:: Running post-transaction hooks...
[...]
(2/6) Updating the MIME type database...
[...]

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#5 2022-02-04 19:12:37

menteith
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Registered: 2022-01-18
Posts: 15

Re: [SOLVED] Pacman tries to install one file to the wrong location

Well, it does. My install script in not needed then.


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