"filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem" error on Arch
Published: Jun 4, 2013 · Tags: ArchLinux
I hadn’t updated my HTPC running ArchLinux for a while. So I decided to do some housekeeping tonight.
Unfortunaly I encountered the following error:
/bin exists in filesystem
# pacman -Suy /* (edited) */ error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem filesystem: /sbin exists in filesystem filesystem: /usr/sbin exists in filesystem Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.
Well, then you shall read the following article Binaries move to /usr/bin requiring update intervention.
If you’re updating a simple installation, with no custom packages and nothing installed manually (ie: without pacman), then you simply have to follow this procedure:
# pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash # pacman -S bash # pacman -Su