File conflict when upgrading package

Sandro Mani manisandro at
Sun Nov 17 21:02:36 UTC 2013

On 17.11.2013 22:00, Reindl Harald wrote:
> 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.
> xflr5-6.09.05-4.fc21.x86_64
> xflr5-6.09.05-5.fc21.x86_64
> why in the world do you specify any conflicts for a ordinary update?
I didn't do it in the package in the repos. It was just something I 
tried locally when trying to find a way to make the update work, since I 
ran out of ideas how to solve it otherwise.

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