On Thursday 26 May 2011 17:06:14 Allan Gottlieb wrote:
> On Thu, May 26 2011, Alex Schuster wrote:
> > Allan Gottlieb writes:
> >> emerge complains that icu (details below) will overwrite files that MAY
> >> belong to other packages. But in fact none do. The suggestion is to
> >> ignore the collisions. Does that mean I should simply rm the files
> >> before retrying the emerge?
> > Yes. If you think these files might be important, then you could back
> > them up first. Apparently they belong to the icu stuff you are going to
> > remerge anyway, so deleting should be safe I think. But it's strange
> > that those files do not belong to any package.
> > Instead of removing them it would be easier to set FEATURES to
> > -collision- protect. And with FEATURES=keepwork you will not have to
> > recompile icu. So, I would do this:
> > FEATURES="-collision-protect keepwork" emerge -1a dev-libs/icu
> > Remember that you have to delete stuff in /var/tmp/portage/dev-
> > libs/icu-4.6.1 manually afterwards.
> thank you for the advice, which worked fine.
I could swear I saw the same/similar message about collisions, but in my case
the package emerged and the files were overwritten. Not sure if I have some
FEATURES setting that took care of this.