I have archlinux-2013.04.01-dual.iso while the latest release is archlinux-2013.06.01-dual.iso.
Is there any way to upgrade my archlinux-2013.04.01-dual.iso to the latest release, archlinux-2013.06.01-dual.iso?
If it is not possible, can I use the old iso I have to install arch on my machine?
If yes, please help me with tips and tricks to use this old iso effectively.
If it is just to install regularly and just run pacman -Syn post installation,
how mach estimated MB do I have to download for upgrade process (running pacman -Syn)?
(because internet connection is a bit expensive here )
Last edited by mshan (2013-06-23 02:49:22)
It won't make a difference. Anything after last July is a "netinstall", it downloads the latest packages so it always installs the latest version of all packages, no mater when the disk image was made.
It is going to be the same no matter what becuase there are no packages on the iso anyway. It is always a netinstall, so whether you use the one from January, or March or the current one, you will end up with the same up-to-date instalaltion.
Edit: Snaked by THREE SECONDS!
Last edited by WonderWoofy (2013-06-23 02:44:24)
oh! thanks for the most fastest responses in linux world.
answers came before I finished my editing.
Perhaps you want to use
Though I am sure this was a typo on the OP's part, and he/she should definitely be using the -Syu (rather than the -Syn typo), there is no '-n' within the --sync (-S) options, so it would have just errored out. Thanfully, it does not just update the databases and then do nothing with the 'n', as that would likely lead to partial updates, and in turn more threads about how people's system is borked because they selectively update packages.