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On Thu, May 26 2011, Alex Schuster wrote:
> Allan Gottlieb writes:
>> emerge complains that icu (details below) will overwrite files that MAY
>> belong to other packages. But in fact none do. The suggestion is to
>> ignore the collisions. Does that mean I should simply rm the files
>> before retrying the emerge?
> Yes. If you think these files might be important, then you could back them
> up first. Apparently they belong to the icu stuff you are going to remerge
> anyway, so deleting should be safe I think. But it's strange that those
> files do not belong to any package.
> Instead of removing them it would be easier to set FEATURES to -collision-
> protect. And with FEATURES=keepwork you will not have to recompile icu. So,
> I would do this:
> FEATURES="-collision-protect keepwork" emerge -1a dev-libs/icu
> Remember that you have to delete stuff in /var/tmp/portage/dev-
> libs/icu-4.6.1 manually afterwards.
thank you for the advice, which worked fine.