[arch-general] race condition when upgrading the new ncurses package

Mauro Santos registo.mailling at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 10:16:11 UTC 2015

On 19-09-2015 10:53, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Sep 2015 17:28:58 +0800, Anatol Pomozov wrote:
>> Hi
>> On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 5:24 PM, Ralf Mardorf
>> <ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com> wrote:
>>> However, installing just a few packages instead of all packages needs
>>> to be done, if the Internet connection get interrupted too often to
>>> make a complete upgrade in one step. So a note by the Arch news IMO
>>> still is useful.
>> Pacman downloads all packages before installing any of them. So if you
>> have a bad Internet connection then you'll be stuck at the first
>> (download) step. It will not leave your system in broken state.
> Yes, that's true, but I don't know when my ISP will fix the issue. Last
> time they needed several month to fix it, so I needed to update by
> installing just a few packages. It's also correct that this time I
> could install bash, readline, ncurses and few other packages in one
> step and the other > 100 packages one after the other. Anyway, one
> still needs to be aware about a chicken-and-egg problem. Interrupted
> Internet connections are not that seldom nowadays in Germany,
> https://allestörungen.de/, e.g. my provider:
> https://allestörungen.de/stoerung/o2
> It might be not that much of an issue in other countries.

You can always do 'pacman -Syuw' until you manage to download all the

Mauro Santos

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