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#1 2019-10-14 09:00:32

art
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Registered: 2019-08-12
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'base' group replaced: how to upgrade the system?

Thanks for the efforts to keep Arch great!

So how should I upgrade my system with 'base' group replaced? Would `pacman -Syu base` be sufficient for that or I need to do some additional steps on my installation? At this topic (https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=249773) there are some packages listed to be removed. My installation is at laptop for personal use.

In particular, at Wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/In … l_packages) it is said that packages for accessing doc should be installed. Should I clean somehow my installed packages related to `base` group and reinstall them?

The news post about `base` group replaced at https://www.archlinux.org/news/base-gro … -required/

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#2 2019-10-14 09:24:50

Allan
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Re: 'base' group replaced: how to upgrade the system?

Just "pacman -Syu base" is enough.   No need to remove other packages unless you particularly want to (and know you don't need them...)

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#3 2019-10-14 12:27:57

Trilby
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Re: 'base' group replaced: how to upgrade the system?

art wrote:

Should I clean somehow my installed packages related to `base` group and reinstall them?

No.  You'd end up right where you started.  All members of the former base group were explicitly installed when you initially installed your system.  Pacman - nor anything else on your system - has any 'memory' that those packages were installed as part of a group.


"UNIX is simple and coherent..." - Dennis Ritchie, "GNU's Not UNIX" -  Richard Stallman

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