[arch-general] js60 update -- reveals older packages installed as deps not updated and left on system

Jagannathan Tiruvallur Eachambadi jagannathante at gmail.com
Sat May 18 12:59:05 UTC 2019

On 17-05-19 18:23:00 -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
>  Further checking whether any of the old packages are required shows 
>  they are
>not, e.g.
>$ pacman -Qdt
>js 24.2.0-4
>js17 17.0.0-4
>js52 52.9.0-2
>  So is this just one of those circumstances where you have to manually check
>if packages are no longer needed by the system and uninstall manually? It's
>not a big deal, but more a curiosity to understand when this type thing can
>occur in the normal process of just calling pacman -Syu.
Yes, pacman doesn't autoremove packages. It can be frustrating at times 
when a package can be removed due to a not so direct replacement. Here 
js52 does not replace js17 so I don't see how it can be removed.

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