[arch-dev-public] Finishing the /usr move
allan at archlinux.org
Tue May 28 21:56:57 EDT 2013
I'm bored of waiting... so lets do this! What a plans with regard to
[staging] in the near future? When it is free, I will kill the current
TODO list and create a new one.
As far as building goes, I'd suggest building in a [testing] chroot and
then uploading to [staging]. Building from [staging] is likely to be
completely broken during this transition.
Draft upgrade 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 to be fixed can be
$ comm -12 <(pacman -Qqm) <(pacman -Qqo /bin /sbin /usr/sbin | sort -u)
2) Make sure any packages in IgnorePkg or IgnoreGroup do not have files
in /bin, /sbin, or /usr/sbin. Fix them if necessary.
3) Update your system:
$ pacman -Syu --ignore filesystem
$ pacman -Su
And that should be enough... With pacman-4.1 (and the patched 4.0.x
versions in our repos since the /lib move), anybody just doing a "pacman
-Syu" will get a conflict. Using --force in pamcan-4.1 will not break
things (I think...) as --force does not allow overwriting a directory
with a file. People using pacman-4.0.x and --force could still break
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