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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 13 05:06:31 EST 2010

On 13/12/10 19:46, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> 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.

I assume it will be done automatically in the post_upgrade script.


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