Antergos Linux Update Fails with Fontsproto Conflict

  • Pacman is not the most robust package manager and if you use Antergos Linux (and possibly other Arch Linux derivatives) you might find yourself unable to update with an error that there is a conflict with fontsproto that the system cannot handle.

    What you need to do is to remove the unmentioned libxfont package with the confusing -Rdd options, as it won't remove without the extra options due to yet other conflicts.

    pacman -Rdd libxfont

    After that your update should work again.

    pacman -Syu

  • @scottalanmiller Wow, that must've been a 'fun' troubleshooting session.