[arch-general] Updating AUR package with pacman

Jayesh Badwaik jayesh.badwaik90 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 20 00:00:32 EDT 2012

On Thursday 19 Jul 2012 18:44:13 Thorsten Jolitz wrote:
> Jonathan Dlouhy <dlouhy55 at gmail.com> writes:
> > On 07/19/2012 12:18 PM, Jayesh Badwaik wrote:
> >> On Thursday 19 Jul 2012 17:13:44 Thorsten Jolitz wrote:
> >>> Hi List,
> >>>
> >>> when I want to install a new version from an already installed AUR
> >>> package - do I have to remove the old version first, or do I simply
> >>> follow the same steps as if there would be no old version on my machine
> >>> and pacman takes care of everything?
> >>>
> >>>
> >> You can just install the new version. Pacman takes care of it. But
> >> even better would be to use something like packer/yaourt.
> >
> > packer -Syu --auronly
> Packer must be new somehow, did not hear about it before (only about
> yaourt). So this would render my git-clone of the AUR repo superfluous,
> because it makes AUR packages as easily installable and updatable like
> packages form the official repos?
To answer your question - Yes. But you have to be careful. First do your normal system upgrade through pacman

pacman -Syu

and after that update AUR packages. Do not install normal packages through packer or yaourt, there have been some problems last time I was reading about it.

Jayesh Badwaik
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