This video is purely for educational reasons.


Because in a few days time this problem will not be there anymore.

If you update your system and you get a message like

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)

then you have 3 options.

  1. wait until a new update comes in – typically takes 1-3 days
    RE-EDIT : In this case we need to intervene manually – see bottom of page – communication from Arch Linux.
  2. work around the problem with pamac (unselect the issue)
  3. analyze and solve it yourself.

It is for option 3 that I made this article.

How do you analyze the issue?

Tip 1

In case of errors always check the Arch Linux website. A few hours later we get the news.

zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 -> 2 update requires manual intervention


The zita-resampler 1.6.0-1 package was missing a library symlink that has been readded in 1.6.0-2. If you installed 1.6.0-1, ldconfig would have created this symlink at install time, and it will conflict with the one included in 1.6.0-2. In that case, remove /usr/lib/ manually before updating.

Tip 2


You can also install an application that will get you this information from the net. It is called pacmatic and is a tip from Diëggho Oliver, a user. It will stay in your terminal.

Install it with

and run it with

It will take the options from pacman.

The same text appears now in your terminal.