File conflict when upgrading package

Mattias Ellert mattias.ellert at
Sun Nov 17 23:44:57 UTC 2013

sön 2013-11-17 klockan 22:12 +0100 skrev Sandro Mani:
> Upgrading from xflr5-6.09.05-4.fc21.x86_64 to xflr5-6.09.05-5.fc21.x86_64 however fails with
> 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

You are replacing a directory with an ordinary file. The requires a
%pretrans script. %pretrans scripts must be written in lua:

%pretrans -p <lua>
st = posix.stat("%{_datadir}/applications/%{name}.desktop")
if st and st.type == "directory" then
  os.execute("rm -rf %{_datadir}/applications/%{name}.desktop")


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