I’m using the package ungoogled-chromium-bin from AUR. The package gets regularly faster updated than it’s dependencies from the official repo, which would cause the browser to crash after the update. That isn’t to bad, since I just wait a few days for the official repo to catch up.
Today I wanted to install a new application, which doesn’t have to do anything with ungoogled-chromium-bin and I just couldn’t. At least not without updating ungoogled-chromium-bin in the process. Not via GUI and not via CLI. When installing updates using the GUI, I can just deselect the packages I don’t want to be updated, but that seems to be ignored, if I trying to install a new application. I can deselect all I want, the update always is triggered. In the CLI I don’t know and couldn’t find a way to skip an update and using the pamac install command the update is always triggered, too.
So I’m curious, if there really is no option to install one application and skip one or more updates for other applications?