filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem

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

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# pacman -Suy
/* … */
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.
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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:

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# pacman -Syu –ignore filesystem,bash
# pacman -S bash
# pacman -Su
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