File conflict when upgrading package

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Sun Nov 17 21:07:56 UTC 2013

Am 17.11.2013 22:02, schrieb Sandro Mani:
> 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

please describe the *real* problem without hacks

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