[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New --nonew option (resubmit)

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Wed Mar 5 04:33:22 EST 2008

Miklos Vajna wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 01:13:45PM +1000, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> Also, I don't know of any distro that officially supports systems that 
>> are not fully updated.
> wrong, Debian, Gentoo, Frugalware does for sure (and probably others as
> well).
So, if I want to use binutils 2.18 with glibc 2.4 then these are the 
distributions to use...  To clarify, I meant that no distribution will 
support partially updated systems, in that if the current version of 
"package 1" does not work with an old version of "package 2" but it does 
with the latest version, the solution to a bug report won't be update 
your system.  As I outlined in the original email, I could see many 
package incompatibilities like this happening if pacman could upgrade 
part of the system.  That is why I don't like the example command given 
for the --nonew option.

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