[pacman-dev] Warning to pacman-git users - database format change

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Dec 12 23:19:51 EST 2010

Pacman's local database format changes with this commit being pushed to 

commit 21833d90e26635fdd2c6af247790a9bf374b4d80
Author: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
Date:   Sat Oct 30 15:35:43 2010 +1000

     Merge desc and depends files in local db

If you want to run pacman-git you will need to upgrade your pacman 
database format using the conviently named "pacman-db-upgrade" script in 
the scripts/ directory.   This is not a particularly reversible 
operation, so if you run this you are stuck with pacman-git until the 
3.5 release.

Note that various scripts rely on the old database format.  That 
includes namcap (which Dan is already fixing!).


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