[arch-general] btrfs/snapper hook for pacman 5.0?

Karol Babioch karol at babioch.de
Mon Feb 1 23:16:53 UTC 2016


Am 01.02.2016 um 23:30 schrieb Leonid Isaev:
> On Mon, Feb 01, 2016 at 10:21:04PM +0100, Karol Babioch wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> now with hooks newly introduced to pacman, are there already some useful
>> btrfs and/or snapper hooks available? At least a quick look-around in
>> the forums and with Google hasn't revealed anything yet.
> What is the goal here?

To have snapshots before and after pacman did any changes to the
filesystem (i.e. upgraded packages), so one can easily rollback to a
known good state in case of an error, and/or look at the difference
between two snapshots to figure out what might cause an issue.

You can find more information on snapper here [1]. There are appropriate
hooks for aptitude and YaST, so I'm now looking into getting this
functionality with Arch.

Best regards,
Karol Babioch

[1]: http://snapper.io/

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