[arch-dev-public] pacman upgrade issue

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed May 9 14:48:44 EDT 2007

On 5/9/07, Roman Kyrylych <roman.kyrylych at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2007/5/9, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org>:
> > > > Can we release a new version of pacman 2.X that downloads deps of pacman
> > > > when it finds a pacman update?  I don't know how much work this is.
> > >
> > > The problem there is that in order for that to work, that 2.X release
> > > would need to remain in the repos for a while, to ensure that most
> > > users have an upgradeable version.  If we put the new 2.X release out
> > > there for, say, a week, some users might miss the upgrade and run into
> > > the same issue.
> >
> > Very true.  Again we run into the problem of releasing quickly or releasing
> > "stabley".  We have to make a choice: keep back pacman 3 to make the
> > upgrade smoother or move to pacman 3 and force some users to go hunting for
> > a solution.  Either way we choose people will be critical, so this is where
> > applying it to some sort of goals comes in handy.
> It would be nice if new Arch release will have pacman 3 (which will be soon).
> So let's not delay pacman3->current move


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