[arch-announce] Pacman 3.4.0 released

Arch Linux: Recent news updates: Dan McGee announce at archlinux.org
Tue Sep 21 19:01:09 EDT 2010

Dan McGee wrote:

The latest and greatest version of pacman is now available in [core]. As usual,
please report any issues or regressions to the [bug tracker][1] after searching
to see if your bug already exists. The changes in this release are detailed in
the [NEWS file][2].

Notable changes in this release:

  * New "Architecture" option that will restrict pacman to installing only
packages from the given architecture

  * Installing package with `-U` is now smart like `-S` — dependencies and
conflicts are now handled

  * New `--print` and `--print-format` options to output in suitable format for
wrapper scripts

  * Repository updates are faster as only new entries are extracted

  * makepkg now aborts automatically with any errors during packaging

  * makepkg now allows overrides of pkgver, pkgrel and arch in split packages

  * ...and many more improvements.

Thanks again to all of the developers and contributors that have made this
release possible!

   [1]: http://bugs.archlinux.org/?project=3

   [2]: http://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git/tree/NEWS?id=v3.4.0

URL: http://www.archlinux.org/news/pacman-340-released/

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