Can't do a "pacman -Syu" because yad-eos and yad are in conflict

Hi there, I searched and found these:

I tried to use that solution, it did not work for me. I don’t even have “ffmpeg-vulcan” installed, so I can’t use the bottom part of that solution.

I was gonna remove yad, but I wanted to double check that it’s safe to do so. I tried a pacman -Qi wad and the result was, among other things, this:
Required By : eos-bash-shared yad-eos
Optional For : eos-bash-shared

So… Can I just remove yad?

yad-eos and yad are in conflict. Remove yad? [y/N] y enter


Just answer yes when it asks you to replace it. If that doesn’t work, please share the full output from the command.

Not unless you also want to remove all the applications that depend on it.


Understood, thank you all.


Sir, here is what I got :

➤ yay -Syu
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
 endeavouros is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...
:: yad-eos and yad are in conflict. Remove yad? [y/N] 
error: unresolvable package conflicts detected
error: failed to prepare transaction (conflicting dependencies)
:: yad-eos and yad are in conflict
 -> error installing repo packages

But placing Y in the column allows to proceed. So if by doing that, should I expect that in future, this conflict will not reappear ?
Also, what should be the reason behind this ?

Yes, you almost always have to say “Yes” to package replacements. This is fairly common. It generally means that one package has been superseded by another.

In this case, there is a display bug in yad and so we are providing a patched version.


Does directly pressing Enter do not select “yes” by default ?

Nope, the default option is “No”.
The capital “N” indicates that:

:: yad-eos and yad are in conflict. Remove yad? [y/N]


Thank You very much. I was not aware of this. From now on, I will remember this.

Why ís N the default

[quote=“dalto, post:6, topic:26887”]
you almost always have to say “Yes” to package replacements

Probably because N is the more conservative choice.

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I think when it’s in the replaces array in the PKGBUILD it’ll default to “Y” instead

See, its work like this that the team do that makes me love EndeavourOS. Also, coming to the forum to try to work out what was going on, to find a thread with a nice and clear explanation made for a newer user like me of what to do and why. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts: