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#1 2010-08-24 19:53:51

genmich
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[SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

Hi,
is it possible to see the old version of a package before doing an update? "pacman -Suu" only shows the new version and not the installed version

Thanks

Last edited by genmich (2010-08-24 20:22:55)

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#2 2010-08-24 20:11:29

loafer
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

pacman -Qu will show the upgradable packages, but it cannot be combined with "S".


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#3 2010-08-24 20:18:13

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

I've created this horrible hack and still keep it in my .bashrc:

# when 'pacman -Qu' isn't enough
newp () {
files=$(for i in $(sudo pacman -Quq); do
     find /var/lib/pacman/sync -iname $i-?\.* | cut -c 21-
     find /var/lib/pacman/local -iname $i-?\.* | cut -c 16-
done)
echo "$files";
}

The output leaves much to be desired but it's a "works for me" solution:

/core/kernel26-2.6.35.3-1
/local/kernel26-2.6.34.3-1

This means I've got kernel26-2.6.34.3-1 but I can upgrade to kernel26-2.6.35.3-1 if I want.

Last edited by karol (2010-08-24 20:20:39)

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#4 2010-08-24 20:23:16

genmich
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

Thanks for the quick answer!

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#5 2010-08-24 20:26:44

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

genmich wrote:

Hi,
is it possible to see the old version of a package before doing an update? "pacman -Suu" only shows the new version and not the installed version

Thanks

Actually, it shows both the old and new versions in a very pretty way:

[karol@black apps]$ sudo pacman -Suu
:: Starting full system upgrade...
warning: hdparm: downgrading from version 9.29-1 to version 9.28-1
warning: intel-dri: ignoring package upgrade (7.5.1-2 => 7.8.2-1)
warning: libdrm: ignoring package upgrade (2.4.19-1 => 2.4.21-2)
warning: libgl: ignoring package upgrade (7.5.1-2 => 7.8.2-1)
warning: lrzip: downgrading from version 0.46-1 to version 0.45-1
warning: stfl: downgrading from version 0.21-2 to version 0.21-1
warning: xf86-input-evdev: ignoring package upgrade (2.2.5-1 => 2.4.0-2)
warning: xf86-input-keyboard: ignoring package upgrade (1.3.2-2 => 1.4.0-2)
warning: xf86-input-mouse: ignoring package upgrade (1.4.0-2 => 1.5.0-2)
warning: ignoring package replacement (xf86-video-intel-legacy-2.3.2-3 => xf86-video-intel-newest-2.12.0-1)
warning: xf86-video-vesa: ignoring package upgrade (2.2.0-1 => 2.3.0-2)
warning: xorg-server: ignoring package upgrade (1.6.3.901-1 => 1.8.1.902-1)
warning: xorg-server-utils: ignoring package upgrade (7.4-7 => 7.5-5)
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

I have all of the above packages in IgnorePkg:

IgnorePkg   = xorg-server xorg-server-utils xf86-video-intel-legacy xf86-video-vesa xf86-input-evdev xf86-input-keyboard xf86-input-mouse intel-dri libgl libdrm

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#6 2010-08-27 16:58:06

karol
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Re: [SOLVED] pacman: updating package. how to see old version?

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