[Assist] pacman --overwrite does not work

Freemor freemor at freemor.ca
Mon Jul 16 11:47:02 BST 2018

On Mon, Jul 16, 2018 at 10:36:10AM +0200, Rudolf Dovičín wrote:
> Hello, dear supporters. :-)
> I follow instructions for upgrade:
> https://parabola.nu/news/libutf8proc211-3-update-requires-manual-intervention/
> But it does not work.
> Every order of arguments:
> pacman -Syu --overwrite "/usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2"
> pacman --overwrite "/usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2" -Syu
> pacman --overwrite "/usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2" -Syu --overwrite
> "/usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2"
> gives the same error:
> error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
> libutf8proc: /usr/lib/libutf8proc.so.2 exists in filesystem
> Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
> Please, where is the problem?

The problem is a simple one. You do not specify what to overwrite. The
--overwrite flag just tell pacman it is ok to overwrite anything it needs to.

so just

sudo pacman -Suy --overwrite

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