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RE: warning: guix collision encountered

From: Cook, Malcolm
Subject: RE: warning: guix collision encountered
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:50:58 +0000


> "Cook, Malcolm" <address@hidden> skribis:
> > warning: collision encountered:
> > /gnu/store/4zmkk7mwn4v2iid4nqldlxx9g6nszc5l-dconf-
> 0.22.0/share/icons/h
> > icolor/icon-theme.cache
> > /gnu/store/1qrbdgrk7p6c1z80kz49gj6gsfk444wf-emacs-
> 24.5/share/icons/hic
> > olor/icon-theme.cache
> > warning: arbitrarily choosing
> > /gnu/store/4zmkk7mwn4v2iid4nqldlxx9g6nszc5l-dconf-
> 0.22.0/share/icons/h
> > icolor/icon-theme.cache
> It’s basically saying that two packages provide the same file, but only one 
> can
> exist in your user profile.
> In this particular case the collision is harmless, but annoying.  We should Do
> Something™ about ‘icon-theme.cache’ to avoid collisions.

By harmless do you mean that 
 a) The files are checked and guaranteed to be byte-wise identical - not just 
same name?
 b) the file won't be deleted unless both the providing packages are gc-ed 
(presumably via some reference counting facility?)
 c) both
 d) YMMV

By annoying do you mean
 a) it litters up the screen with un-necessary warnings
 b) it causes package installation to run substantially slower
 c) both
 c) foo



> Fede: following what we did for Info ‘dir’ file, shouldn’t ‘glib-or-gtk-build-
> system’ systematically remove that file?
> Thanks,
> Ludo’.

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