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#1 2008-12-14 00:09:53

VuDu
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[SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

Hello,

I've searched the man page but found nothing about this.

My ISP has traffic limits and has HappyHours at night, so I'd like to download the possible upgrades with a cronjob but pacman doesn't seem to have a flag for that, like --download-only or something similar.

Is there any alternative?

Should I add a request for that features?

Thanks wink

Last edited by VuDu (2008-12-15 11:19:58)

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#2 2008-12-14 00:12:20

toofishes
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

Read the manpage, -w/--downloadonly. Not sure how you missed it.

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#3 2008-12-14 00:53:17

wonder
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

don't know how he missed it. maybe he didn't read the right man page smile
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#4 2008-12-14 01:03:41

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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

If you're going to run it as a cronjob, you probably want this:

pacman -Syuw --noconfirm

("w" for "download only", and "noconfirm" to suppress dialogues)


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#5 2008-12-14 10:24:12

VuDu
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

Thank you very much!
Honestly, not even I know how I managed to miss it!
So simple... sad sorry for that.

PS: ok, I found out why... I was searching yaourt's man page... that's why. roll damn

Last edited by VuDu (2008-12-14 10:26:15)

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#6 2008-12-15 00:10:28

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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

You may wish to mark this 'solved' too.  smile


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#7 2008-12-15 11:19:43

VuDu
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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

Just changing the topic prefix to [Solved]?

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#8 2008-12-15 12:18:25

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Re: [SOLVED] Pacman -Syu, Download Only

yep wink

thanks


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