I get this message when I try:
#>pacman -S gnome
error: mozilla-firefox conflicts with nss-nspr
i tried upgraded all installed packages, and still got this error. I'm still not used to pacman, so I could have missed a step or something. The only other packages I had installed besides the base system at this point was hwd and xorg.
I removed hwd and still got the same message.
pacman does a check on all dependencies and conflicts. For gnome, one of the dependencies was firefox but firefox conflicts with nss-nspr. You need to unistall nss-nspr. To unistall do:
pacman -Rn nss-nspr
-R will remove and n will remove the config files.
do you know what that particular package is?
[root@somehost# pacman -Ss nss-nspr current/mozilla-firefox 1.0.4-1 Standalone web browser from mozilla.org current/nss-nspr 3.9.2-1 NSS and NSPR from mozilla.org
its some kind of browser. I thought it was the old mozilla but I'm not sure.
No, it's extra libraries of some sort. Firefox used to contribute only Gecko (the actual rendering engine), whereas Mozilla gave both Gecko and NSS-NSPR. Now Firefox gives both, and Mozilla no longer provides the latter... Thus, Firefox and the separate NSS-NSPR package conflict.
Okay, so it is safe to get rid of this then.
I've got the same problem with one exception - I've got no "nss-nspr" installed on my system :shock:
[root@localhost evgeny]# pacman -S gnome :: group gnome: control-center gnome-applets gnome-backgrounds gnome-common gnome-desktop gnome-icon-theme gnome-media gnome-mime-data gnome-panel gnome-session gnome-themes gnome2-user-docs metacity nautilus vte yelp Install whole content? [Y/n] y :: gnome-common-2.8.0-9: is up to date. Upgrade anyway? [Y/n] n :: gnome-icon-theme-2.10.1-1: is up to date. Upgrade anyway? [Y/n] n :: gnome-mime-data-2.4.2-1: is up to date. Upgrade anyway? [Y/n] n :: vte-0.11.13-1: is up to date. Upgrade anyway? [Y/n] n error: mozilla-firefox conflicts with nss-nspr
[root@localhost evgeny]# pacman -R nss-nspr error: could not find nss-nspr in database
Did I missed something ?
Install Firefox, then GNOME.
Here's what i did, and now I have gnome.
>pacman -S nss-nspr
>pacman -S gnome
Didn't make much sense to me, but it worked. Let me know if that works for you as well.
EDIT: Sorry the -y option shouldn't be there. I have removed it from the original message.
Wait... You want to use Mozilla Suite? Because that's the only graphical browser for GNOME if you're not using Firefox...
it seems that you have to have this package before installing firefox. I didn't run into this problem with previous builds...but this was my first successful install of gnome with arch
edit: actually i didn't have to install that package the other day, when I installed the arch base system along with xorg, and xscreensaver. However, when I installed only the base system, and then later installed xorg with pacman, i was required to install this package before i could get gnome to install
NSS-NSPR is uninstalled when you install Firefox.