[arch-general] Long-term offline Arch system

Guus Snijders gsnijders at gmail.com
Fri Nov 6 09:11:47 UTC 2015

Op 6 nov. 2015 09:25 schreef "Aron Widforss" <aron at antarkt.is>:
> 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?

As others noted: make sure your data is backed up safely. Besides that:
check the arch news before updating and you should be ok.

I've had exactly the same situation with a special system, but even after 6
months or so, the update went very smooth. Pacman is really a killer app
here ;).

Mvg, Guus

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