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Bug 884365 - mail-client/s-nail-14.9.24: install failed after merge-user: /bin/mail /usr/bin/mail Differences: size, content
Summary: mail-client/s-nail-14.9.24: install failed after merge-user: /bin/mail /usr/...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal major (vote)
Assignee: Brian Evans (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Blocks: usrmerge, usrmerge-fixes
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Reported: 2022-12-04 19:45 UTC by yongxiang
Modified: 2022-12-05 01:18 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

emerge info (emerge-info,8.37 KB, text/plain)
2022-12-04 19:47 UTC, yongxiang
build.log (build.log,60.94 KB, text/x-log)
2022-12-04 19:48 UTC, yongxiang

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Description yongxiang 2022-12-04 19:45:54 UTC
* checking 160 files for package collisions
 * Package 'mail-client/s-nail-14.9.24' has internal collisions between
 * non-identical files (located in separate directories in the
 * installation image (${D}) corresponding to merged directories in the
 * target filesystem (${ROOT})):
 *      /usr/bin/mail
 *              /bin/mail
 *              /usr/bin/mail
 *                      Differences: size, content
 * Package 'mail-client/s-nail-14.9.24' NOT merged due to internal
 * collisions between non-identical files. If necessary, refer to your
 * elog messages for the whole content of the above message.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 yongxiang 2022-12-04 19:47:28 UTC
Created attachment 840119 [details]
emerge info
Comment 2 yongxiang 2022-12-04 19:48:46 UTC
Created attachment 840121 [details]
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2022-12-05 01:18:00 UTC
The bug has been closed via the following commit(s):

commit 9f935df73f0c4b05c1fde306368ce773eb06e7d2
Author:     Brian Evans <>
AuthorDate: 2022-12-05 01:15:13 +0000
Commit:     Brian Evans <>
CommitDate: 2022-12-05 01:17:56 +0000

    mail-client/s-nail: Fix split-usr error
    Skip duplicated symlink
    Signed-off-by: Brian Evans <>

 mail-client/s-nail/s-nail-14.9.24.ebuild | 8 +++++---
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)