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Failed to Commit Transaction (Conflicting Files) Manjaro

How to fix Failed to Commit Transaction (Conflicting Files) Error in Manjaro Linux

This error is usually thrown after an attempted package upgrade using either pacman, the GUI, or another package manager. Below is an example of the error:

This can happen with pretty much any package, depending on what else you’ve got installed on your system. Basically, pacman is saying it can’t go through with the upgrade because there are some conflicting files that exist on your machine that is preventing the upgrade from progressing any farther. Here’s what you can do to solve this.

Step 1

Check to see which package owns the file in question. You can do this by running pacman -Qo /path/to/the/file. If that prints out the name of a package, then you will have to decide whether or not to uninstall the package with the conflicting package by using sudo pacman -R nameOfThePackage.

Step 2

If the file in question is not owned by any package (as was the case for my situation), you can simply delete the file in conflict. You can do this by running sudo rm /path/to/the/file. Once the file has been removed, you’ll need to run the update process again to confirm that all the conflicting files in question have been resolved.

To find out more about this issue and similar issue when updating packages, feel free to check out the pacman troubleshooting guide on the Manjaro wiki site.

If you want to use the package manager to install DaVinci Resolve, check out this post

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