Welcome greeter - trying install on older endeavouros

Noticed when trying out new version of endeavouros on virtualbox that welcome greeter is now used, so as an opportunity to learn decided to install it retrospectively on an older version of endeavouros.

And it is an opportunity to learn…

sudo pacman -S welcome
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (4) endeavouros-theming-3-3  reflector-simple-1.1-1
             xorg-xrandr-1.5.1-1  welcome-2.2.29-1.1

Total Download Size:   5.55 MiB
Total Installed Size:  6.38 MiB

:: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] 
:: Retrieving packages...
 xorg-xrandr-1.5....    35.1 KiB  1527 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 reflector-simple...    14.1 KiB  2021 KiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
 endeavouros-them...     5.5 MiB  3.33 MiB/s 00:02 [----------------------] 100%
 welcome-2.2.29-1...    36.5 KiB  3.56 MiB/s 00:00 [----------------------] 100%
(4/4) checking keys in keyring                     [----------------------] 100%
(4/4) checking package integrity                   [----------------------] 100%
(4/4) loading package files                        [----------------------] 100%
(4/4) checking for file conflicts                  [----------------------] 100%
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
endeavouros-theming: /usr/share/endeavouros/EndeavourOS-icon.png exists in filesystem
endeavouros-theming: /usr/share/endeavouros/EndeavourOS-logo.png exists in filesystem
endeavouros-theming: /usr/share/endeavouros/splash.png exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Hello and welcome to the Forum! :slight_smile:

The reason for install failure is visible: the files (that should be installed) already exist.
This is a pacman precaution, it does not allow install files over existing files. This prevents possible conflicting package problems.

Those particular files must simply be deleted before installing endeavouros-theming.

Hello @ososos
What version of welcome are you currently running? It was my understanding that the welcome app had been changed to allow these files to be replaced at some point due to this issue.

@manuel I guess i was wrong? I thought the welcome app you had updated to remove these files if they exist? :thinking:

No, it is too complicated to guess when those files should be deleted…

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Yes, i guess if people set their own they wouldn’t want them replaced automatically.

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Ok, thanks!

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