On 2011-10-27 8:24 PM, Mick wrote:
On Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:24:13 -0500 Leonid Isaev email@example.com wrote:
On (10/27/11 17:49), Mick wrote: -~> Following yet another update that has disabled user control of USB -~> sticks, cameras, etc. and blocked user from shutting down from the -~> desktop (in my case xfce4), I am at the end of my tether. -~> -~> Is there some way to be fore-warned of these updates coming online and -~> avoid them or be ready with clear info on how to repair the damage they -~> are set to create. -~> -~> mick
OK, which update you are talking about?
I'm not sure, I usually run pacman -Syu about 3 weeks apart and there are usually many updates to apply.
That's part of your problem right there -- Updates go much more smoothly if you apply them in small pieces. The people running [testing] aren't going to wait 3 weeks between running updates, so you shouldn't either.
I do updates every time I get home, which means:
* I get them in small pieces, so if something broke, it's obvious what was the cause * It's easy to read any install messages (generally if something is going to break, the install message will tell you what to do to avoid it) * If something big is changing, I'll get the arch announce message that same day (much easier to remember today's announcements than this month's announcements)