• Conflicting files while (re-)installing firefox


    Hej,

    due to an problem with my system i deinstalled firefox and wanted to reinstall it. But when i check in firefox at the software installation, i get a ‘failed to commit’ with the following errors:

    conflicting files:
    firefox: /usr/bin/firefox already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/Throbber-small.gif already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/application.ini already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/blocklist.xml already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome.manifest already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default128.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default16.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default32.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default48.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/chrome/icons/default/default64.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/crashreporter-override.ini already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/defaults/preferences/vendor.js already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/features/[email protected] already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/browser/omni.ja already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/chrome.manifest already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/crashreporter already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/crashreporter.ini already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/defaults/pref/channel-prefs.js already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/dependentlibs.list already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/distribution/distribution.ini already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/fonts/TwemojiMozilla.ttf already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/gmp-clearkey/0.1/libclearkey.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/gmp-clearkey/0.1/manifest.json already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/gtk2/libmozgtk.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/liblgpllibs.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/libmozavcodec.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/libmozavutil.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/libmozgtk.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/libmozsandbox.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/libxul.so already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/minidump-analyzer already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/omni.ja already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/pingsender already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/platform.ini already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/plugin-container already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/lib/firefox/removed-files already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/128x128/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/192x192/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/22x22/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/24x24/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/256x256/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/384x384/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/64x64/apps/firefox.png already exists in filesystem
    firefox: /usr/share/icons/hicolor/symbolic/apps/firefox-symbolic.svg already exists in filesystem
    
  • @bria_tharen You may be have success re-installing using the command line,
    sudo pacman -S <packagename> --overwrite <glob>

    see https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/pacman.8.html or in a terminal type man pacman to see description of --overwrite option.

  • Even though this didn’t work (but i’m not sure i did it right), it helped. With this command i got a list which files blocked the installation, and deleted them manually. After that, i could reinstall Firefox.

    Thank you for your help & time, appreciate it.

  • Yeah I hesitated over describing how to set <glob> cause I’ve not done it myself.
    I’ve used previously used the deprecated --force option.
    My understanding is <glob> can be set to pattern match the files to be overwritten,
    so theoretically using * should work but alarm bells go off in my head when I see blunt instruments like that!

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