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

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Dec 13 15:27:26 EST 2010

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 2:16 PM, Xavier Chantry
<chantry.xavier at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 5:19 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> 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.
> It probably should backup the old database if it doesn't already :)
> cd /var/lib/pacman/ ;  tar cvzf pacman-localdb.tar.gz local/
> or whatever.
> Maybe not in /var/lib/pacman if this is cleaned up by pacman -Sc , after all.

Patches welcome. :P


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