[arch-general] Selective upgrade: pacman -Syu, "yes" but not the kernel

Mihamina Rakotomandimby mihamina.rakotomandimby at rktmb.org
Mon May 12 06:56:32 EDT 2014

Hi all,

I would like to make my system up to date except for the kernel.
"pacman -Syu" propose to upgrade a bunch of softwares that includes the 

There's nothing wrong on upgrading the kernel, but I would like to delay 
it to the week-end. It's not a definitive refusal, it's just temporary.

How to tell pacman "OK for the upgrades, but dont upgrade the kernel for 

It currently wants to proceed with

Packages (43): firefox-29.0.1-1  gawk-4.1.1-1  gcc-4.9.0-2 
gcc-libs-4.9.0-2  grub-1:2.02.beta2-3  gtkspell3-3.0.6-1  gvfs-1.20.2-1
                gvfs-gphoto2-1.20.2-1  gvfs-mtp-1.20.2-1 
gvfs-smb-1.20.2-1  imagemagick-  intel-dri-10.1.3-1 
                libcdr-0.0.16-2  libmspub-0.0.6-2 
libreoffice-base-4.2.4-1  libreoffice-calc-4.2.4-1 
                libreoffice-draw-4.2.4-1  libreoffice-en-US-4.2.4-1 
libreoffice-fr-4.2.4-1  libreoffice-gnome-4.2.4-1
                libreoffice-impress-4.2.4-1  libreoffice-writer-4.2.4-1 
  libva-1.3.1-1  libxcb-1.10-2  linux-3.14.3-1  linux-headers-3.14.3-1
                man-pages-3.66-1  mesa-10.1.3-1  mesa-libgl-10.1.3-1 
nouveau-dri-10.1.3-1  nspr-4.10.5-1  nss-3.16.1-1  pacman-4.1.2-6
                poppler-0.26.0-1  poppler-glib-0.26.0-1 
python2-paramiko-1.14.0-1  sdl-1.2.15-6  unrar-1:5.1.5-1  xarchiver-0.5.3-4
                xf86-input-evdev-2.8.4-1  xfce4-mount-plugin-0.6.7-1

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