sidb
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pacman -Syu

Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:51 am

Seems to be a lot of advice around about updating Arch after initial install. However, I can't find a definitive guide as to how to handle the subsequent prompts - any chance of a sticky with comprehensive update advice? Specifically, after first login (via ssh) I type:

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pacman -Syu
and receive:

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:: The following packages should be upgraded first :
    pacman
:: Do you want to cancel the current operation
:: and upgrade these packages now? [Y/n] 
How should I respond? Thanks in advance...

godFather89
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Re: pacman -Syu

Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:55 am

With Y(es).

pepedog
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Re: pacman -Syu

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:06 pm

I know it's crazy and against what would normally be done, but never had an occasion on alarm where upgrading pacman first has gone well.
The last 24 hours have proved me right
http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic ... 203#p18539
I don't know why pacman.conf has this setting
So say n (no) to upgrading pacman first

sidb
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Re: pacman -Syu

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:10 pm

Actually I went for yes and it all went well first time (unlike the previous image which caused me no end of grief)

IsSuE
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Re: pacman -Syu

Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:14 pm

pepedog wrote:I know it's crazy and against what would normally be done, but never had an occasion on alarm where upgrading pacman first has gone well.
The last 24 hours have proved me right
http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic ... 203#p18539
I don't know why pacman.conf has this setting
So say n (no) to upgrading pacman first
I burnt arch several times to a sd card for the RPi. Always did an -Syu and never ran into any problems.
The only thing to keep in mind is the change to filesystem found in upstream.

edit: should have read your link first :)

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