[arch-general] pacman new generation

Pierre Schmitz pierre at archlinux.de
Mon Nov 21 14:58:48 EST 2011

Am 21.11.2011 20:43, schrieb Bernardo Barros:
> On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 11:40 AM, Thorsten Töpper
> <atsutane at freethoughts.de> wrote:
>> Seriously, it's probably meant like this but your mail reads like a
>> "Hey why don't you learn $INSERT_LANG_HERE and rewrite your whole
>> system."
> Hello Thorsten, no, you got it wrong.
> It's about ideas not languages. I think it makes sense in a rolling
> release OS like Arch.
> Ideas like for example
>     pacman --rollback
> Would be possible then

We have an old bug reprot about this. See my comment at

With btrfs this might be possible to implement in a clean and sane way.
And as I said back then: This feature does not really belong in a
package manager; even though ti could trigger snapshot creation etc.

Pierre Schmitz, http://pierre-schmitz.com

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