Tried running sudo pacman -Syu "pacman>=6.0.2-11" (XFCE x64 variant of manjaro) and got this:
:: Synchronising package databases...
core is up to date
extra 1641.4 KiB 1145 KiB/s 00:01 [######################] 100%
community 6.8 MiB 1214 KiB/s 00:06 [######################] 100%
multilib is up to date
error: target not found: pacman>=6.0.2-11
What should I do to try and resolve the target not found issue?
Took me a few minutes to find the /etc/pacman.conf (because I forgot the path), commented out the community related lines and redid the command, still same output. The package manager did notify me of out of date packages though, should I show you the contents of the pacman.conf? Not sure if it’s sensitive enough to hide.
Should be, I’ve set it to UK for speed since I live in the UK
Edit: Doing a side by side comparison the only notable differences I see are the inclusion of SigLevel = PackageRequired in the original mirror configs and the inclusion of ILoveCandy in the new configs. Gonna try setting the mirrors to worldwide, maybe it was simply too soon to be trying the UK mirrors for this.
Are you sure you want to switch to Unstable?
Are you willing to get updates about daily … be closer to arch … and handle more things on your own ?
Thats what you are signing up for.
Of course … you can switch branches again at any time.
After which you can simply wait for your branch to catch up … or even allow downgrades while syncing to re-align with the branch. ex: sudo pacman -Syuu .
Welp downloads & updates finished… I think, it kicked me out of my login session as soon as it was done, I’m assuming that’s the expected behaviour. As for the being sure thing, I’d rather stay on stable but this is one of those times where I probably have to accept being on the unstable branch temporarily. It’s not a branch I expect to stay on permanently, just until the stable branch has finished the transition. Besides I do have just enough tech skills to cope with terminal related stuff and digging into the system internals when necessary, I just make a point of avoiding doing so to keep my system as stable as possible.
'Cus the switch from svn to git systems is a rather major change, it’s not something you can simply expect to have no effect on distros based on arch linux. In my case I eventually hit an installation issue a few days ago that forced me to do a fresh install but I expect that the reason my install of manjaro lasted as long as it did after the switch from svn to git was because I was on the “unstable” branch. I’m sure someone will ask what the install issues were so I’m mention that now, basically nothing I was downloading to install, not even official packages, was actually installing, some were down to being less up to date so I enabled downgrades yet even that didn’t help. I tried fiddling with a lot of settings before I gave up and decided to just bite the bullet and re-install. Now that the ISOs are from after the switch I shouldn’t need to switch back to the “unstable” branch so my system should remain stable this time.