[arch-general] ABS and pacman

Oon-Ee Ng ngoonee.talk at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 03:51:27 EDT 2012

On Wed, Sep 26, 2012 at 3:48 AM, Zeke Sulastin <zekesulastin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Many times these tweaks are temporary and, indeed, newer versions make
>> them unnecessary. It can definitely be done as you suggest, but I think
>> it'd be in the spirit of the help provided by, e.g., .pacsave and .pacnew files, to have pacman issue a warning.
>> --
> Pacman doesn't really have a way of looking at an installed package
> and knowing that it's been modified from the default repo package (as
> far as I know ...).  Absent a new patch to add such functionality,
> Karol's suggestion of IgnorePkg is the best idea and also provides the
> warning you seek when performing a full update, in the form of

Well, anything that's been locally built should have you set as the
package maintainer, so the first sentence is not really true. Not that
this fact by itself is particularly useful, lacking the necessary
changes to pacman.

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