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xwayland package fails to install

March 19, 2021 1 min. read

The xwayland package in Alpine Linux does not properly replace the xorg-server-xwayland package as intended, this results in the following error when performing apk upgrade:

(1/1) Installing xwayland (21.1.0-r0)
ERROR: xwayland-21.1.0-r0: trying to overwrite usr/bin/Xwayland owned by xorg-server-xwayland-1.20.10-r3.

This will be resolved in the following Alpine Linux merge request: aports!19562

Workarounds:

Either wait for the previously mention merge request to hit Alpine Linux, or do the following manually:

# apk del xorg-server-xwayland
# apk fix