My system has both jdk and jre packages installed and today’s upgrade has created a conflict as per te info in the latest updates. This has not been resolved y running pacman -Syu jdk-openjdk.
Does this mean I must also uninstal the jre packages?
We do not need 345 Topics about this. It is announced, there are 3 different scenarios, the solution depends on the scenario. And there are actually mutiple solutions for some of the scenarios, and they are also in the announcement. I marked the announce as a solution.
I don’t know… If there are 345 topics about this issue, doesn’t it show that there is some problem with the process as a whole? To begin with, it would be extremely helpful if the update announcement simply had more details about what needs to be done, e. g. in form of actually working commands.
As of now people get a generic error message from their package management, hopefully find the update announcement via Google etc., probably try the non-working command still found there, hopefully see that there is a link in the update announcement to a user post which actually shows what needs to be done, and hopefully can resolve this conflict using (for some of them) arcane commands. If one of these steps fails, there will be n+1 topics.
And I’m pretty sure there are some not-so-technical Manjaro users out there, using the GUI tools, too…