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Old 02-21-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
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pacman Syu error.....


Hi,

I just did a pacman -Syu and it gave me some pretty strange questions/errors.

Code:
[root@lb7 ja]# pacman -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 current                  [################] 100%      66K   123.9K/s  00:00:00
 extra                    [################] 100%     232K   223.2K/s  00:00:01
:: Replace glut with freeglut from "current"? [Y/n] y
:: ttf-bitstream-vera conflicts with xorg. Remove xorg? [Y/n] n

error: package conflicts detected

What does the glut replace mean?

And I dont really know why the ttf-bitstream-vera conflicts with xorg.

Sincerely, Jørgen
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:50 AM   #2
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What does the glut replace mean?
The glut package has been replaced in the repos with an equivalent package, freeglut, which presumably does much the same thing. Just say yes to this.

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And I dont really know why the ttf-bitstream-vera conflicts with xorg.
Nor do I. Alas, even pacman is not completely immune to the dependency/package conflict problems that used to be the constant bane of Linux users everywhere.

I had the same problem, and resolved it by removing xorg (you'll have to get it to ignore deps with pacman -Rd), which is about to get replaced anyway, running pacman -Su, then reinstalling the new Xorg package.

Incidentally, xorg has just undergone a major upgrade, which may cause problems if you're not expecting it. Check the ArchLinux homepage for info.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 10:56 AM   #3
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Hi,
I got the same error. There is a thread on the arch forums that explains it and how to update. Sorry I can't give you a direct link to the thread but I'm having difficulty connecting to http://bbs.archlinux.org/. I'll see if I can find it for you when the arch forums are back up.
 
Old 02-21-2006, 11:54 AM   #4
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Following up on Axel's instructions you will also need to update your paths in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

If you get stuck check out:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg7
 
Old 02-21-2006, 12:52 PM   #5
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i followed the instructions on the wiki, had to pacman mouse, keyboard, and nv drivers. All is well on my end.


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Old 02-21-2006, 02:30 PM   #6
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I had the same problem, and resolved it by removing xorg (you'll have to get it to ignore deps with pacman -Rd), which is about to get replaced anyway, running pacman -Su, then reinstalling the new Xorg package.

Thanks for your help with this.

Just to check i answered Yes to remove X. Then it came with 321MB to be removed. I mean that's alot of software

Nevertheless im gonna do it AFTER backing up my data
 
Old 02-21-2006, 02:33 PM   #7
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Following up on Axel's instructions you will also need to update your paths in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

If you get stuck check out:
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg7

Great followup to Axel's post. Thanks alot

Now the Bitstream-Vera Problem is solved
 
  


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