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

Simon Hanna j0k3ing at gmail.com
Sat Sep 19 11:54:10 UTC 2015

> A pacman -Syu will do the same as a pacman -Syuw when it can't download
> all packages ;). However, a user perhaps wants to update a few packages
> that are important for development or regarding security issues and
> might try to update other packages some days later, then Syu(w) isn't
> an option.

You are _not_ supposed to do partial upgrades! Archlinux does _not_ support
Whenever you do a sync (-Sy) you have (!!!) to update the whole system. So
either -S to install or -Syu to update! Doing anything else should not
be  advocated. Some people on the irc would go furious if they find about
Download all packages then install them. I wonder where in Germany you are
that you don't have a good connection.... It might be slow, but you should
have internet basically all the time....

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