[arch-general] Is it possible to download only one single update from community-testing?

Björn Fries seifert at oern.de
Fri Sep 3 10:37:23 UTC 2021


On 9/3/21 12:33 PM, Peter Nabbefeld via arch-general wrote:
> Thank You for the quick answer! Usually all I do is using pacman, I
> never used the mirrorlist to get a package ...

Just search your package at https://archlinux.org/packages/
and click "Download from mirror"

On 9/3/21 12:33 PM, Konstantin Gizdov wrote:
 > However, this and your general idea are not great advice and will put
 > your system in an unsupported state. Meaning, what you want to do is
 > equivalent to a partial upgrade (like pacman -Sy & pacman -S something)
 > and if you have issues later, Arch Linux support options will probably
 > just refuse to help you. Hence, why it's called an unsupported state.

If the package doesn't need any dependencies from -testing it should be 
everything back to a supported state once the package moves out of testing.

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