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world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

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sudo pacman -Su
[sudo] password for artix:
:: Starting full system upgrade...
:: Replace compositeproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace damageproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace fixesproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace fontsproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace inputproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace kbproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace randrproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace recordproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace renderproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace scrnsaverproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace videoproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace xextproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace xf86dgaproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace xf86vidmodeproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace xineramaproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
:: Replace xproto with world-testing/xorgproto? [Y/n] y
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: libxfont: removing fontsproto breaks dependency 'fontsproto>=2.1.3'

If I respond "y" to all there is a missing dependency, if I respond "n" to all then you can go about upgrading current packages.


Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto

Reply #1
There is another thread about this - I had to do it in three steps.
1) remove libxfont
2) redo the upgrade, answering No to all the replace questions
3) then redo and answer Yes to all the replace questions.

Worked that way for me on two separate machines.


Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #3
I don't know how I ended up installing libxfont, it didn't seem as anything depended on it, but I decided to remove it.  libxfont has a specific version dependency on fontsproto, libxfont2 does not care for which version.  libxfont2 is a dependency of xorg.  I wonder if something that changed in X left it as an orphan.

Anyway, libxfont's removal solves the bottleneck on upgrades but sometimes it is nice to be able to find out how things get to be in such a conflict.

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #4
Trying step 1, I get:

[artix ~]# pacman -R libxfont2
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: xorg-server: removing libxfont2 breaks dependency 'libxfont2'
[artix ~]#


Then I tried (on a whim):

[artix ~]# pacman -R libxfont2 xorg-server
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: displaymanager-openrc: removing xorg-server breaks dependency 'xorg-server'
[artix ~]#


I'd like to try the update; I am apparently having some problems with xorg (long freezes).

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #5
Trying step 1, I get:

[artix ~]# pacman -R libxfont2
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: xorg-server: removing libxfont2 breaks dependency 'libxfont2'
[artix ~]#


Then I tried (on a whim):

[artix ~]# pacman -R libxfont2 xorg-server
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: displaymanager-openrc: removing xorg-server breaks dependency 'xorg-server'
[artix ~]#


I'd like to try the update; I am apparently having some problems with xorg (long freezes).

If you really wish to remove a package the command to use is
 
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sudo pacman -Rdd  libxfont2


Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #7
actually that should be added to the man page

You can use pacman --help command:
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pacman -R --help

It is in Archwiki:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/pacman#Removing_packages

I do not wish to duplicate vast Archwiki.
https://wiki.archlinux.org/
Happy falling

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #8
Why are you guys removing libxfont2, it is libxfont that has the conflict with the protobunch.  At least my installed libxfont2 has no issues.  Removing libxfont with simple -R is adequate as it is an orphan, nothing depends on it.  It was left behind I assume during some xorg update which brought libxfont2.

Do as step1 says
then jump to 3
leave libxfont2 alone.

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #9
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Why are you guys removing libxfont2, it is libxfont that has the conflict with the protobunch...

I think it is because I never had libxfont installed in the first place, so when that step failed, I figured you must have meant libxfont2.   My bad assumption.

So there is no libxfont on my system, and only libxfont2, how do I proceed?   I.e., do I want to replace these or not -- most times, I am not faced with this sort of fork in the road when doing upgrades (it does happen very rarely, but even then, I'm usually able to intuit what to do; in this case there seems to be dozens of repo paths involved).


Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #10
I'm pretty sure I just force removed (-Rdd) libxfont2 on one of my machines and then updated everything. I think whatever libxfont2 provides is included in xorgproto, so it's not a big deal.

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #11
libxfont2 is a rasterization library
xorgproto is a combination of proto-col headers

So you are now running xorg-server without a rasterization library

Unless on someone's installation libxfont2 had a conflict with removing all the old -proto pkgs (protocol headers), which nobody here seems to have reproduced, why deprive your xorg server of a dependency?

libxfont, again and again, was a separate second package different than libxfont2.  libxfont (without the 2) had the problem with installing xorgproto and replacing the old xxx-proto pkgs, NOT libxfont2!

It seems some of you who had fresher installations and did not have the old libxfont alongside with libxfont2 are getting confused by all of this and removing libxfont2 for no good reason.


Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #12
Trying step 1, I get:

[artix ~]# pacman -R libxfont2
checking dependencies...
error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
:: xorg-server: removing libxfont2 breaks dependency 'libxfont2'
[artix ~]#

[snip...]
I'd like to try the update; I am apparently having some problems with xorg (long freezes).

Did you actually try the update?  The only reason people need to remove libxfont is that it causes a blocker.  If you don't have it installed, and libxfont2 is not causing any problem, they you should just be able to do the upgrade without a problem. 

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #13
oye

Re: world-testing/xorgproto replacing all other ***proto [SOLVED?]

Reply #14
Did you actually try the update?  The only reason people need to remove libxfont is that it causes a blocker.  If you don't have it installed, and libxfont2 is not causing any problem, they you should just be able to do the upgrade without a problem. 
Today, I was able to apply the update without incident, although I did have to remove a package first because it was causing some conflict or another.