[arch-general] ABS and pacman

gt static.vortex at gmx.com
Tue Sep 25 23:40:33 EDT 2012

On Tue, Sep 25, 2012 at 02:09:59PM -0400, Manolo Martínez wrote:
> Hello, 
> I've just had a minor hiccup, because one of the packages updated in my
> pacman -Syu this morning substituted a version I had tweaked the ABS
> way. 
> Nothing serious, as I say, and wholly my fault, but yet I was
> wondering: Would it be possible/make sense to have pacman inform us whenever it is going to
> substitute a package that has been ABS'd? 

I put my local packages under a group "custom_packages" and add
IgnoreGroup = custom_packages in pacman.conf

Whenever there's an update available, pacman notifies me as others have

Then I go to the arch git repo for the package, see the changes and
decide if i need to add those changes to my package.

For example yesterday mutt was updated due to a bug, but since that bug
doesn't affect me, i didn't upgrade my custom mutt package.

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