Solving nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem
Error: Failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
I crossed this one today,
nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem, doing a full system upgrade on my daily driver. I use Linux Manjaro for all purposes. As I was installing an English thesaurus, I decided to go around and sync with the upstream repository and do a full update.
yay -Syyu mythesia
This hardly happens, but sure enough, I got this error:
error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files) nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so libs32-nss: /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so
For the record, yay is just a wrapper around pacman for updating Arch and Manjaro. It also utilizes the AUR, if you want it to. If you haven’t used it, it’s worth checking out. Just know that it could be part of how I ended up in this situation.
At first glace, that’s alarming. Those packages, nss and lib32-nss, are required by tons of packages. Meaning all of those packages depend on them. But, don’t panic. I was ballsy enough to try and just overwrite them and it didn’t brick my system. So, it’s fine.
The Fix for ‘nss: /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so exists in filesystem’:
yay -Syyu --overwrite /usr/lib/p11-kit-trust.so --overwrite /usr/lib32/p11-kit-trust.so