Re: conflicts in kde updates

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On Mon, 2009-02-16 at 08:07 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> charles zeitler wrote:
> > i didn't know that 'transaction depencies' do not parallel 'package
> > dependencies' !
> Unfortunately, file conflicts can only be detected during transactions or
> test transactions, not when the dependencies are resolved. We would have to
> add explicit versioned Conflicts: tags for yum to understand what versions
> conflict with each other, but that would quickly become unmaintainable and
> often we aren't even aware of every such file conflict. So the only advice
> I can give is: if you run into file conflicts between some old and some new
> package, upgrade the other package as well.

What sometimes works is erasing the old package, installing the new one,
then reinstalling the old one. It doesn't seem reasonable that this
should work (it seems to imply that "conflicts with" is not
commutative), but it often does.


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