System Maintenance

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System Maintenance

General Recommendation

So the general recommendation when updating and installing packages - as to prevent partial updates/upgrades - is as follows:

  • Do not make temporary branch changes and mix in packages from other branches. It is - we believe - one cause of partial updates which can break systems.
  • When you make a change to your mirror list with pacman-mirrors, we now recommend to do a system update in connection with database downloads by adding the u switch to the pacman command.
sudo pacman -Syyu
  • Also a point to note is when you want to install a package - always do it in conjunction with a system update - also to prevent partial upgrades.
sudo pacman -Syu some-package-name
  • The use of pacman downgrade option is discouraged as it might not solve an issue but could cause other issues.