[arch-general] ABS and pacman

Manolo Martínez manolo at austrohungaro.com
Wed Sep 26 12:53:48 EDT 2012

Thanks everyone for the illuminating responses. IgnorePackage and
IgnoreGroup seem to be what I need, after all.


On 09/26/12 at 09:10am, gt wrote:
> 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
> mentioned.
> 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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