[arch-general] Problems of using pacman and updating the filesystem

Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) rcrg4 at mail.missouri.edu
Sat Mar 8 13:08:32 EST 2014

I see, so I can continue upgrading the system. This time, I only want to upgrade the system, and rebuild the kernel. When I need other operations, I will backup all data first.  
I will continue posting, thank you!

Renzhi Cao

Email : rcrg4 at mail.missouri.edu

From: arch-general <arch-general-bounces at archlinux.org> on behalf of Ralf Mardorf <ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net>
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Subject: Re: [arch-general] Problems of using pacman and        updating the filesystem

> On Sat, 2014-03-08 at 17:49 +0000, Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) wrote:
> > By the way, I am thinking the upgrading process will only influence
> > the system, not my data partition. I still need suggestions, am I
> > think that correct? Or lack of experience.
> Correct, but accidents happen, so _backup_ your data.

On Sat, 2014-03-08 at 17:58 +0000, Cao, Renzhi (MU-Student) wrote:
> Ok, I have about 2T data there,  I need to go by a external disk to
> back up the data, and then updating the system. Thank you

Sorry for my broken English. I guess "accidents happen" does mean that
sometimes data is touched by upgrades, but it isn't. I wanted to say
that when fixing a broken install, then you could make a mistake, an
accident, that will damage your data.

Btw., please don't top post,

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