How do I resolve package conflicts?

Max Pyziur pyz at
Sat Jun 8 12:15:01 UTC 2013

On Sat, 8 Jun 2013, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Sat, 8 Jun 2013 05:37:28 -0500, Anthony wrote:
>>> Avoid including any files which are included in other packages
>>> already:
>> Excellent resource, thank you! So how should a conflict in an existing
>> package be handled. For example, the filesystem conflict that Google
>> Earth has?
> It's a packaging mistake in the Google Earth package. That package must
> not include any file/directory (with different permission flags or
> different contents), which belongs into Fedora's "filesystem" package (or
> any other package).
> and
>> Should I simply not install the package and report the bug
>> to Google?
> Yes.
> As a work-around, you can examine the conflict and restore the directory
> permissions _after_ installing the package. Option --force also adds
> option --replacefiles, however, so be careful.

Here's an explanation of how to fix the Google Earth problem (use 


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