Update Issue this morning (File conflicts found plasma-desktop knetattach)

At about 5am this morning, I did my usual morning update using Discover. The update caused this error:

Update Issue

File conflicts found plasma-desktop knetattach (/usr/bin/knetattach), plasma-desktop knetattach (/usr/share/applications/org.kde.knetattach.desktop): conflicting files

What should I do?

gary

Never upgrade before 8 o'clock :slight_smile:
Use pacman :wink:
What is this knetattach :smiley: ?

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got a simillar error just now. in pacman

:: Replace knetattach with extra/plasma-desktop? [Y/n] n

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
plasma-desktop: /usr/bin/knetattach exists in filesystem (owned by knetattach)
plasma-desktop: /usr/share/applications/org.kde.knetattach.desktop exists in filesystem (owned by knetattach)
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
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I'll be the guinea pig. . .

I just updated and rebooted. No ill effects on my Thinkpad on the LTS kernel.

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I did too on my ryzen/polaris machine and so far so good.

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This is a KDE problem. Do you run KDE?

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Yes sir. No ill effects on 5.4.87-1-lts Arch kernel on Plasma 5.20.5.

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When you get such a message during normal update, the suggested answer is always Yes, especially when the new owner of the package is a major DE.
I suppose they reorganized their packages.

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I would also highly recommend when you have replacement packages, especially something as important as this, you should really log out and update in a TTY to minimize further chances of an issue.

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Yes dragonized kde.

I'm rather the brute force type. I usually use a sledgehammer and bash away at any offending underlying packages that are causing problems.

But that's just me I wouldn't recommend you try this at home.

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Good thing we happen to have timeshift snapshots just in case... :joy:

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Well, plus I always have my drives backed up with redundant images anyways. I can't help I like swinging a big hammer. It's just an inbuilt guy thing that's hard to shake.

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Funny, after starting an update I also got hit by this occurance :smiley:

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Timeshift. . . pff. Rookie. It's way more fun to just yay and walk away. I come back with coffee and just see what happened. Luckily my Cinnamon setup is about as stable as a mountain goat, so I guess I do have a backup.

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This issue has nothing to do with timeshift. The issue happens when we try to update our KDE systems. At the start, the issues happen and there is no choice. I am very interested if you have a solution to this issue.
gary

Which issue?
Replacement of packages is normal (=no issue).
If you answer Yes to replace (or Enter for the Default proposed by the packagers) and this creates a problem, then we look for a solution, in case the packagers missed something.

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So, discover kept giving me this issue.
But when you try updating via pacman, you get an option to replace kneattach with extra/plasma-desktop. A Yes there allows the update.

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Yes, that is the answer! I had figured that out this morning but was waiting to see if any one else would offer help. I used Pamac 10.0.-4 and it is crazy but it worked. you have a nice and safe day

gary

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