[arch-dev-public] New ideas for notifying users about (minor) changes

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Jul 30 00:16:17 UTC 2019

On 30/7/19 8:47 am, Christian Rebischke via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I got assigned to this issue here:
> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/62823
> The users would like to have a notice in pre/post install/upgrade
> notifications via pacman .install files.
> I am not a fan of spamming such news via pacman and I think the
> installation/upgrade process should be clean of such messages, but I
> don't have access to the news tool on our website as well.

I think this is a clear case of user intervention needed.   So a
post_install message (restricted to the update where intervention was
needed) is appropriate.

If the package was more widely used, we have the News section of the

I don't think anything else is needed.


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