On Thu, May 16, 2019 at 3:23 PM mike lojkovic via arch-general < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Suggesting pacman add some portage style features for dependency resolution and packaging? Modifying packages on a local system to fix bugs caused by versions of packages?
Arch Linux has always made it clear that partial upgrades are unsupported. I have had to do some hair-raising things to recover some systems after doing partial upgrades, but this perhaps may make all of our lives a bit easier. Even if their official stance on partial upgrades remains, it would at least a more sane safeguard against ending up in a system that can only be recovered by the guruest of gurus. (e.g. you upgraded glibc and nothing works any more, or you've broken pacman,...)