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#1 2005-07-28 19:01:23

deft
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Temporarily enabling testing

Hi all - bit of a "vague" question - would it screw anything up to  temporarily enable testing in pacman.conf to get a raft of new packages, then doing a # pacman -Syu to get those new packages - then after you've got those new packages, disable testing again in pacman.conf, and then going back to normal updates with pacman -Syu on current and extra only?

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#2 2005-07-28 19:08:58

dtw
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Re: Temporarily enabling testing

no, that's fine - i do that smile

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#3 2005-07-28 19:30:53

deft
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Re: Temporarily enabling testing

Cheers Dib smile, just checking - on a related point, does anyone know if the informational messages eventually disappear when the relevant packages from testing make it into current etc - for example - if you pull in kdebase 3.4.2 from testing then run pacman -Syu on current and extra you get:

:: kdebase: local version (3.4.2-2) is newer than repo version (3.4.1-4)

So, would these kind of messages eventually disappear when the relevant packages move from testing into current??

Thanks

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#4 2005-07-28 20:23:45

phrakture
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Re: Temporarily enabling testing

What I do is as follows:

specify testing as the *last* repo in pacman.conf.  That way it won't automatically pull packages from it.  Then if you want something (say kdebase) from testing, you can do "pacman -S testing/kdebase"

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#5 2005-07-31 05:22:10

deft
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Re: Temporarily enabling testing

Cheers guys - interestingly, I got a sh*tload of updates that day:

[07/28/05 18:19] synchronizing package lists
[07/28/05 18:20] starting full system upgrade

[07/28/05 18:39] upgraded kde-common (3.4.1-1 -> 3.4.2-2)
[07/28/05 18:39] upgraded arts (1.4.1-1 -> 1.4.2-2)
[07/28/05 18:39] upgraded binutils (2.15-1 -> 2.16.1-1)
[07/28/05 18:39] upgraded heimdal (0.6.5-1 -> 0.7-1)
[07/28/05 18:39] upgraded cyrus-sasl (2.1.21-1 -> 2.1.21-2)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded gcc (3.4.3-2 -> 4.0.1-1)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded glibc (2.3.4-2 -> 2.3.5-6)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded gnome-vfs (2.10.1-4 -> 2.10.1-5)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded hal (0.5.2-3 -> 0.5.2-4)
[07/28/05 18:40] warning: extracting /etc/rc.conf as /etc/rc.conf.pacnew
[07/28/05 18:40] warning: extracting /etc/rc.local as /etc/rc.local.pacnew
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded initscripts (0.7-10 -> 0.7-11)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded kdelibs (3.4.1-2 -> 3.4.2-2)
[07/28/05 18:40] upgraded kdebase (3.4.1-4 -> 3.4.2-2)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded kernel26 (2.6.12.2-1 -> 2.6.12.3-1)
[07/28/05 18:41] installed nspr (4.6-1)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded mozilla-firefox (1.0.4-1 -> 1.0.6-1)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded mozilla-thunderbird (1.0-1 -> 1.0.6-1)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded openexr (1.2.2-1 -> 1.2.2-3)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded pam (0.79-2 -> 0.80-1)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded qt (3.3.4-8 -> 3.3.4-12)
[07/28/05 18:41] upgraded taglib (1.3.1-2 -> 1.4-1)
[07/28/05 18:42] upgraded xorg (11R6.8.2-2 -> 11R6.8.2-3)

And I haven't had a single problem or bug since - smooth as a whistle - cheers to all the maintainers - Arch rocks smile

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#6 2005-07-31 13:20:51

normc
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Registered: 2004-06-28
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Re: Temporarily enabling testing

When I do this and the packages move from testing or unstable to current or extra the messages stop.


Norm

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