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#1 2004-02-12 22:46:13

lilsirecho
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pacman -w where do the pkgs get filed?

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If  pacman -w is entered, where are the packages filed?  If it is in /var/cache/pacman/pkg what happens to the packages already there?

If not in that file, where?

What is the latest kernel? big_smile  smile


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#2 2004-02-17 00:16:38

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Re: pacman -w where do the pkgs get filed?

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    Still don't know....


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#3 2004-02-17 03:39:30

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Re: pacman -w where do the pkgs get filed?

The packages are stuck in /var/cache/pacman/pkg.  If it already exists it probably won't download it, but there's an easy way to find out.

The latest kernel is 2.4.24, you could have found that out by checking the archlinux package database.


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#4 2004-02-17 20:43:34

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Re: pacman -w where do the pkgs get filed?

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    The pacman man pages list the -S  Options ..y   U  --u  ..-w, et.

   The use of -w is unclear since it downloads all pkgs but doesn't do anything with them except to file them.

   Does the download of "all pkgs" mean every package in arch archive or just those that apply to the installed system?

   Pacman is described as an upgrade program for installed pkgs. 

   What is the purpose for pacman -w?


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#5 2004-02-18 00:31:49

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Re: pacman -w where do the pkgs get filed?

The -w switch is for use with -S (aka --sync).  Instead of actually installing all the target packages, it will just download them and leave them in /var/cache/pacman/pkg.

Sometimes useful.  The install script uses it split the install process into two stages: download and install.

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