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#1 2004-05-31 20:32:37

dpb
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From: Cyperspace?
Registered: 2004-04-11
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Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

I just installed Arch on a test machine. I'm using Openbox as my WM.
I was planning on testing fluxbox-devel, but pacman says:

:: fluxbox conflicts with openbox. Remove openbox? [Y/n]

I do not want to uninstall openbox. Why is this??
I'd like to use openbox as my main WM and just test fluxbox.
Why isn't this possible?
Debian had no trouble having both installed...

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#2 2004-06-01 13:23:19

shen
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Registered: 2003-09-05
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Re: Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

You will have alter the PKGBUILD and rebuild it. Not sure why fluxbox comflicts with openbox should be able to run em side by side without any issues. One day I will try openbox I just don't know jack about it and there are little docs on it..

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#3 2004-06-01 18:16:44

deepfreeze
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From: NJ
Registered: 2002-12-27
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Re: Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

I use openbox exclusively and have not used Flux for a very long time, but I think the problem here is a PKGBUILD that has a conflict that no longer is valid.  Since Openbox3 was completely rewritten with no flux code, there should be no more conflicts (previously, openbox and flux would use the same files, etc.).

I would suggest either altering the PKGBUILD yourself and recompiling it, or (what I would do) send a message to the package maintainer to see if the fluxbox conflict can be removed, if it is not needed (which I don't think it does).


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#4 2004-06-02 03:57:53

rasat
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From: Finland, working in Romania
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Re: Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

To skip dependency check, use option "-d"

pacman -Sd fluxbox

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#5 2004-06-02 06:14:39

dpb
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From: Cyperspace?
Registered: 2004-04-11
Posts: 231

Re: Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

rasat wrote:

To skip dependency check, use option "-d"

pacman -Sd fluxbox

Aah. Thanks. I'll try that when I get home...

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#6 2004-06-03 05:28:50

dpb
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Registered: 2004-04-11
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Re: Can't install Openbox and Fluxbox???

Wow. The Fluxbox developers really have done great. Fluxbox-devel seems to become my default WM now.  big_smile

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