[arch-dev-public] Toolchain changes

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Thu Jan 24 04:07:46 EST 2013

On 24 January 2013 01:57, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I think I need to write a news announcement for this, even though
> everything should go smoothly, it never does.
> ---DRAFT---
> Update filesystem-2013.01-1 and glibc-2.17-2 together
> Due to moving of the /lib symlink from the glibc package to the more
> appropriate filesystem package, it is required to update glibc-2.12-2
> and filesystem-2013.01-1 together.  This will happen automatically when
> you run "pacman -Syu".   Remember, partial updates are not supported...
> A potential issue with the upgrade on x86_64 is finding conflicting
> files in /usr/lib64.  All Arch Linux packages that had files in this
> directory have been updated, so update these individually first.  Any
> AUR packages with files in this directory should be updated to install
> them in /usr/lib.
> ---END DRAFT---
> The other option is to add a filesystem>=2013.01 dependency to glibc,
> but that would result in some nasty circular dependencies due to deps in
> the filesystem package.
> Allan

I'd go with the news item instead of the versioned dependency. It's
worth reiterating that partial updates are not supported and the
second paragraph contains useful information for people who run into
any problems.

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