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

Peter Nabbefeld peter.nabbefeld at gmx.de
Sat Sep 4 08:39:41 UTC 2021

Am 03.09.21 um 12:37 schrieb Björn Fries via arch-general:
> Hello,
> 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"
Thank You, I've never noticed that link - sometimes it's worth to just
look in unexpected places :)

Kind regards,

> 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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