Conflicting Files Updating

I have the following error for conflicting files trying to update. How do i remove this conflict? Delete the file first?

[ricklinux@eos-kde ~]$ yay
[sudo] password for ricklinux: 
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 endeavouros is up to date
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
 multilib is up to date
:: Starting full system upgrade...
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Package (2)         Old Version  New Version  Net Change

extra/python-cairo  1.23.0-1     1.23.0-2       0.00 MiB
core/sqlite         3.40.0-1     3.40.0-2       0.00 MiB

Total Installed Size:  8.02 MiB
Net Upgrade Size:      0.00 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
(2/2) checking keys in keyring                                     [------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) checking package integrity                                   [------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) loading package files                                        [------------------------------------] 100%
(2/2) checking for file conflicts                                  [------------------------------------] 100%
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
python-cairo: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/cairo/__pycache__/__init__.cpython-310.pyc exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
 -> error installing repo packages
[ricklinux@eos-kde ~]$ 

Edit: Thanks @Balder for providing me a link to the solution and thanks to @dalto also.

1 Like

look here:

1 Like

This worked for me.

However, as usual, how pompous they are on the Arch forum when someone asked for help with the same problem.


If you read the Wiki, you would have not have dared call them pompous :crazy_face:

Maybe ostentatious then! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

1 Like

I didn’t fully check the translation. Conceited, arrogant adjectives would have been more expressive for what I had to say.

1 Like

The archholes were insisting that the OP read the wiki and not even signposting to the relevant part.

I’m sure there are plenty of fitting insults in Hungarian :wink:

I just deleted init.cpython-310.pyc then updated as normal. Did I f’up?

I think this solution can also work.

go here: