Subject: Re: Conflicting Packages
To: Roger Fischer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/30/2000 11:54:40
On Wed, 29 Mar 2000, Roger Fischer wrote:

> ===> Installing for libungif-4.1.0
> ===> libungif-4.1.0 conflicts with installed package(s): giflib-3.0  found.
> *** They install the same files into the same place.
> *** Please remove giflib-3.0  first with pkg_delete(1).
> *** Error code 1

> I'm assuming that other packages depend on giflib or it wouldn't be
> there to begin with.  If these two packages do the same thing,
> how do I resolve the conflict?

You can see what installed packages depend on giflib by running
"pkg_info -R giflib". Many of them will probably now depend on
libungif. If that's the case, you can delete giflib and all the
packages that depend on it with "pkg_delete -r giflib", and then
reinstall them.