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#1 2004-08-05 14:51:22

dtw
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X manager limbo

i know other people are having probs with this cos i saw people ask about it on IRC yesterday.

I'm trying to upgrade xfree86 4.3 to xorg but it won't let me cos i can't remove ttf-bitstream-vera cos it is a dep of xfree86 even tho i want to remove xfree86 as well!

I have tried the following pacman commands

pacman -Su
pacman -Sf xorg
pacman -Rf ttf-bistream-vera
pacman -Suf
pacman -Rf xfree86

when i try to do the last one i get a long list of things that dep on xfree86 some of which i am trying to upgrade but they dep on xorg.  so i can't remove xfree86 cos several apps dep on it and i can't install xorg and replace these apps cos i can't remove xfree86.

help?

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#2 2004-08-05 15:13:47

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Re: X manager limbo

- 1) make your system up-to-date (-Suy)
    (it will for sure ask to remove bitstream, because it's in the new xfree86)

- 2) -S xorg (this will replace xfree86 with xorg)


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#3 2004-08-05 15:53:35

dtw
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Re: X manager limbo

so i had to update to the new xfree86 to be able to remove it?  makes sense.  i just removed all the back deps, installed xorg and reinstalled all my apps from /var/cache/pacman/pkg

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#4 2004-08-05 16:24:35

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Re: X manager limbo

Your error in your other method was the pacman -Rf.  -Rf will remove and ignore any file conflicts (which don't exist when removing).  You wanted -Rd.


I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
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#5 2004-08-05 18:00:01

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Re: X manager limbo

ahhhhh

would pacman -Sud also have worked?  Not a safe option generally but i had no internet conection up at the time and all the packages i needed and wanted were in the cache

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#6 2004-08-05 20:28:52

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Re: X manager limbo

Hmm... -Sud might have worked, but more likely it would have broken things more.  It also means it'll ignore dependencies on upgrade.

It's better to hand-upgrade the specific problems and then auto-upgrade the rest.


I have discovered that all of mans unhappiness derives from only one source, not being able to sit quietly in a room
- Blaise Pascal

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