After trying to upgrade my Arch Linux today running
I got this error:
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) python2-distribute: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources.pyo exists in filesystem
Solving the “python2-distribute: /usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pkg_resources.pyo exists in filesystem” error
First check which package is using
pacman -Qi python2-distribute
Here is my output
Name : python2-distribute Version : 0.6.14-2 URL : http://packages.python.org/distribute Licenses : PSF Groups : None Provides : setuptools=0.6c11 Depends On : python2 Optional Deps : None Required By : None Conflicts With : setuptools Replaces : setuptools Installed Size : 1288.00 K Packager : Stéphane Gaudreault <firstname.lastname@example.org> Architecture : any Build Date : Fri 22 Oct 2010 09:23:10 PM BOT Install Date : Mon 01 Nov 2010 06:15:02 PM BOT Install Reason : Installed as a dependency for another package Install Script : No Description : A collection of extensions to the Python 2 distutils
As in my case no package is requiring
phyton2-distribute I can safely remove it.
pacman -R python2-distribute
After all run OK.
If you have any package requiring
phython2-distribute try first doing the same as above, as I got this while upgrading (53/61) upgrading python-distribute . If your program stop working remove it and reinstall,
pacman should once again install all dependencies needed.
Note: I have not tested the last part of this how-to, in my case no package were needing
phyton2-distribute, be careful, you are on your own