File conflict when upgrading package

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sun Nov 17 21:00:41 UTC 2013

Am 17.11.2013 21:47, schrieb Sandro Mani:
> There was an incorrect desktop-file-install call in a package I maintain, i.e.
> |desktop-file-install --dir=%{buildroot}%{_datadir}/applications/%{name}.desktop %{SOURCE1}
> which caused the .desktop file to get installed to
> /usr/share/applications/%{name}.desktop/%{name}.desktop
> I fixed the syntax (by removing the %{name}.desktop part), but now when upgrading the package I get
> |
> Transaction check error:
>   file /usr/share/applications/xflr5.desktop from install of xflr5-6.09.05-5.fc21.x86_64 conflicts with file from
> package xflr5-6.09.05-4.fc21.x86_64
> How can I make the update work smoothly? I tried explicitly specifying Conflicts: xflr5 < 5.09.05-5, but it did not
> help.


why in the world do you specify any conflicts for a ordinary update?

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