On 2014-07-31 09:37, Paul Gideon Dann wrote:
On Thursday 31 Jul 2014 09:07:00 Doug Newgard wrote:
Your database is probably out of date. Try:
# pacman -Syy
and try again.
No, do not do -Syy, do -Syu or -Syyu. -Syy just leads to problems.
It *just* leads to problems? Mmm; it *may* lead to problems, yes. Experience of what happens in practice tells me that it will almost certainly be fine and will avoid a potentially long and unwanted system update in the middle of work.
But yes, technically, it's better to do -Syu so that you're not potentially installing a package that was built against another package that you have have an out-of-date version of, possibly leading to the new package segfaulting or failing to launch.
If you do it habitually, yes, you WILL run into problems eventually.