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

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 13 04:46:22 EST 2010

Am 13.12.2010 05:19, schrieb Allan McRae:
> Pacman's local database format changes with this commit being pushed to
> master:
> 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!).

Will you add a patch to pacman 3.5 to do this conversion automatically
if needed ("You are using an old database format. Do you want to run
pacman-db-update to convert to the new format? [Y/n]")? It would
probably save us from lots of headaches.

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