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Re: conflict in profile: same package appears twice

From: Simon Tournier
Subject: Re: conflict in profile: same package appears twice
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2023 13:25:35 +0100


On Mon, 20 Feb 2023 at 16:05, Andy Tai <> wrote:
> atai@localhost /share/software/guix/guix.git$ guix install dconf
> The following package will be upgraded:
>    dconf (dependencies or package changed)
> guix install: error: profile contains conflicting entries for dconf
> guix install: error:   first entry: dconf@0.40.0
> /gnu/store/fl75cafmzy5zb3gn9f35mgq6gfrjl2wy-dconf-0.40.0
> guix install: error:   second entry: dconf@0.40.0
> /gnu/store/57rrnqnl8n55wsg7wwz7znpxnyfd4zba-dconf-0.40.0
> hint: You cannot have two different versions or variants of `dconf' in
> the same profile.

This means probably that you have another package that propagates dconf.

> Not sure how the same package, the same version, appears twice.  In
> any case, any simple way to fix this?

You can try to also update some other packages of this profile.

>From my point of view, the best way to avoid this kind of issue is to
avoid an imperative management and do a declarative management using
manifest files.



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