I recently upgraded my system to the newer packages and I noticed some messages when I did this. The pacman.conf.save as well as rc.local.pacsave and a few others were listed as being created. What wasn't clear was what I am supposed to do with these multiple files.
I noticed that the pacman.conf file was actually different than my original as the IGNOREPKG line was commented whereas I had mine commented out.
So, can this be clarified? Perhaps even a list of the files that typically get replaced and what users are supposed to do with them.
Thanks in advance.
Anything with a .pacsave extension is a configuration file that has been backed up. Your previous pacman.conf file was moved to /etc/pacman.conf.pacsave and the new file from the new package was placed in as /etc/pacman.conf.
To prevent that from happening, add etc/pacman.conf to one of the NoUpgrade lines in pacman.conf. Then the next time pacman is upgraded, your original config will be preserved and the new file will be saved as /etc/pacman.conf.pacnew.
is there a way to add the whole /etc to a NoUpgrade the easy way? just adding /etc means only the dir, right?
The impossible missions are the only ones which succeed.
We'll probably be adding an UpgradeConfigs option to pacman.conf that would do just that.
thanks for the responses, that helps to clarify things.
while adding etc/pacman.conf and the other files to the noupgrade lines would work and is a good idea, it is rather tedious and annoying to try to keep up with all the files that would fit into that category.
a new method as was mentioned would definitely be easier.