[arch-dev-public] /usr move - update instructions

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jun 1 02:00:54 EDT 2013

On 01/06/13 15:51, Allan McRae wrote:
> New thread for ongoing updates to instructions as issues are noticed:
> Updates fix:
>  - post_install scripts can call scripts with /bin/bash shebangs (e.g.
> mkinitcpio).
>  - pamcan -Qm sorting is not consistent with that from "sort" in some
> locales
>  - autofs and non-mounted partitions

Further update...  mention non-official repos

--- Update Instructions ---

1) Fix any non-official packages with files in /bin, /sbin or /usr/sbin
to put those files in /usr/bin.  The list of packages that are not in a
repo that need to be fixed can be generated using:
$ comm -12 <(pacman -Qqm | sort) <(pacman -Qqo /bin /sbin /usr/sbin |
sort -u)

Also check packages installed from non-official repos using:
$ paclist <repo> | awk ' { print $1 } ' | pacman -Ql - | grep '
/s\?bin/\| /usr/sbin/'

2) Make sure any packages in IgnorePkg or IgnoreGroup do not have files
in /bin, /sbin, or /usr/sbin.  Fix them if necessary.

3) If you have files in /bin, /sbin or /usr/sbin that are unowned by any
package, you need to move them.  Find a list using:
$ find /bin /sbin /usr/sbin -exec pacman -Qo -- {} + >/dev/null

4) Ensure all partitions are mounted if using autofs.  They may not
automount when needed later in this update.

5) Update your system:
# pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem,bash
# pacman -S bash
# pacman -Su

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