[arch-general] Long-term offline Arch system

G. Schlisio g.schlisio at dukun.de
Fri Nov 6 08:59:32 UTC 2015

> Hi,
> I'm going out for a four month hike next spring, and will not bring my
> loved XPS with me. It struck me yesterday that being offline for four
> months is something pacman and yaourt might not like. How do these
> programs handle long-term stasis, will things break horribly when I come
> back and run an update? Is there anything I can do to avoid it?
> Best regards,
> Aron Widforss

Hi Aron,

in addition to what the others say (i fully support):
note, that arch does not support partial updates, while nowhere you'll
find a maximum time between updates, that is supported.

i have done the exact same this summer - experiencing no problems at
all. i was away nearly two month. i didnt bother with several update
steps as well…


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