[pacman-dev] NoUpgrade defaults

Essien Ita Essien me at essienitaessien.com
Wed May 16 06:53:18 EDT 2007

Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> 2007/5/16, Essien Ita Essien <me at essienitaessien.com>:
>> Hiya again,
>> In previous pacman.conf, there were some default NoUpgrade lines for
>> stuff like etc/passwd, etc/shadow, etc
>> In new pacman.conf, there is only HoldPkg for pacman and glibc, any
>> particular reason for this?
>> Pardon me if i've missed something in a previous thread.
> All these files are listed in backup=(...) array in their packages.
> Pacman handles those updates well since 2.9.8. That way is better than
> NoUpgrade because it does not create .pacnew files when they are not
> needed.
> NoUpgrade is intended for use for files like /etc/rc.sysinit or
> /etc/issue e.g. any file that was modified by user but is not in
> backup array of its package.

ok... makes better sense.

thnx again,


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