What is the recommended way of dealing with GNU Stow conflicts?
I tried to stow
readline-6.2 and got the following warning:
> stow readline-6.2 Loading defaults from /home/josh/.stowrc WARNING! stowing readline-6.2 would cause conflicts: * existing target is stowed to a different package: share/info/dir => ../../../stow_dir/stow_2.2.0_canonical_paths/share/info/dir All operations aborted.
The clash is with the package
stow_2.2.0_canonical_paths which is the package dir for
stow (this is because I bootstrapped stow).
Here is is what that conflicting target contains:
> cat ~/local/share/info/dir This is the file .../info/dir, which contains the topmost node of the Info hierarchy, called (dir)Top. The first time you invoke Info you start off looking at this node. File: dir, Node: Top This is the top of the INFO tree This (the Directory node) gives a menu of major topics. Typing "q" exits, "?" lists all Info commands, "d" returns here, "h" gives a primer for first-timers, "mEmacs<Return>" visits the Emacs manual, etc. In Emacs, you can click mouse button 2 on a menu item or cross reference to select it. * Menu: System administration * Stow: (stow). GNU Stow.
What would be the recommended way of resolving this conflict?