Gentoo: conflict between usbutils and hwids

[blocks B      ] <sys-apps/usbutils-005-r1 ("<sys-apps/usbutils-005-r1" is blocking sys-apps/hwids-20120922)

 * Error: The above package list contains packages which cannot be
 * installed at the same time on the same system.

  (sys-apps/usbutils-004::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
    >=sys-apps/usbutils-0.82 required by (sys-fs/udev-171-r6::gentoo, installed)
    sys-apps/usbutils required by (kde-base/kinfocenter-4.9.2::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)

  (sys-apps/hwids-20120922::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
    sys-apps/hwids required by (sys-apps/pciutils-3.1.10::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge)
    sys-apps/hwids required by (sys-fs/udev-171-r6::gentoo, installed)

For more information about Blocked Packages, please refer to the following
section of the Gentoo Linux x86 Handbook (architecture is irrelevant):

* remove usbutils

emerge -Ca sys-apps/usbutils

* as at this point emerging usbutils is still impossible (now conflict with pciutils) remerge it

emerge -a sys-apps/pciutils

* and now emerge usbutils

emerge -a sys-apps/usbutils
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2 Responses to Gentoo: conflict between usbutils and hwids

  1. heinz says:

    For me it was solved by this:

    emerge -av usbutils hwids pciutils

  2. Urmas says:

    Thanks heinz for a comment, this oneliner is definitely easier and shorter.

    I think I tried two of them at one time, but no three and that probably confused portage and made it still to fail.

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