How To Solve “error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)” In Arch Linux

3 Responses

  1. Anders says:

    I did the same (remove the conflicting file), but instead of deleting it, I just renamed the file to originalfilename.old, to have a way of going back if things broke.

  2. Nate Quibler says:

    So what if the existing file list is extensive (i’ve installed a package with make install, and now i want to go back to the package in the Arch repos)?
    How do you overwrite all without prompt and without writing the path to all files that need to be overwritten?

  3. hulutreck83 says:

    Option 2 works like a charm, many thanks.

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