[pacman-dev] Fileconflict error...

Miklos Vajna vmiklos at frugalware.org
Wed Jul 23 08:18:56 EDT 2008

On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 07:05:43AM -0500, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 23, 2008 at 3:01 AM, Miklos Vajna <vmiklos at frugalware.org> wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 22, 2008 at 08:01:59PM -0500, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> # get setup correct
> >> sudo rm /var/lib/pacman/sync/{community,extra,pacman-git,testing,unstable}/.lastupdate
> >
> > Ouch, this is ugly. Why not using -Syy?
> Are you really critiquing a bisect script? I don't know why I'm giving
> the time of day to this, but I'll bite.

Should I next time just ask, without stating the reason I ask? ;-)

> This script was designed to find the problem that occurred *only* on
> -Syu and not -Su. Thus, a -Syy followed by and -Syu (which would
> update zero databases) would not trigger the problem.

I just thought -Syyu would work in that case, and wondered if there is a
reason for doing so (read: learn from you as I suspected you know
something that may be interesting).

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