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#1 2013-04-05 15:35:07

Robotman
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[SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

After the pacman upgrade yesterday, it appears the force option no longer works in pacman. Is that intentional, you think?

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#2 2013-04-05 15:37:43

doug piston
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

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#3 2013-04-05 15:39:11

mariusmeyer
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

It's not just intentional, it's with good intention as well big_smile

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#4 2013-04-05 15:39:42

Robotman
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

Well that certainly answers that! Thank you.

I wonder why?

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#5 2013-04-05 15:42:17

skanky
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

Because it can/will break your system.


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#6 2013-04-05 15:42:57

Stebalien
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

Why: You really shouldn't use --force unless you absolutely mean it and know what you are doing.


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#7 2013-04-05 15:46:30

Robotman
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

Thanks.

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#8 2013-04-05 16:01:36

Inxsible
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Re: [SOLVED] Has anyone else seen this? "pacman -Sf" invalid option

Wonder why you were using -f in the first place when it has been drilled into Arch users not to use it UNLESS specifically directed by devs (who appear to know what they are doing)


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