[arch-general] Why irrelevant updates?
ranrund at gmail.com
Tue May 12 22:45:58 UTC 2015
Sometimes pacman presents updates that just don't seem to apply to my
Just one example: sudo pacman -Syyuv presents btrfs-progs, even though:
1) I do not, and have not, used the Btrfs file system with my Arch setup.
2) It is "Required by: None"
3) It is "Optional for: None"
But I hate to reject it. After all, there must be some reason it was
presented . . . right?
So, if I just say "yes" to all upgrades, won't my system over time get
weighed down by excess stuff, until it grinds to a halt?
Or, if I just make my best guess at what is really need and reject the
rest, won't I have a Frankenstein system that will eventually break?
And why, why, why doesn't it just present upgrades appropriate for my
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