I tried to update to antergos/mate-desktop 1.14 from community/mate-desktop on an Arch system in VirtualBox and it made the machine fail to start Xorg with a black screen.
pacman -Ss mate-desktop community/mate-desktop 1.12.1-1 (mate) [installed] Library with common API for various MATE modules (GTK2 version) community/mate-desktop-gtk3 1.12.1-1 (mate-gtk3) Library with common API for various MATE modules (GTK3 version [EXPERIMENTAL]) antergos/mate-desktop 1.14.1-2 [installed: 1.12.1-1] Library with common API for various MATE modules
All I did was pacman -S antergos/mate-desktop. It completed without error or warnings and the machine would no longer start Xorg. Rather than debug this, I just rolled back my zvol to yesterday’s snapshot. (Here is how you run a VirtualBox VM on a zvol. Strange the info is not easier to find…)
I was kind of surprised to see the antergos repo because I was running a generic Arch system. I set it up because I wanted to see how much work it would be to start from scratch, the Arch way(the hard way?) vs. Antergos.
The subject line is what the NPC Floyd used to say when you saved game in Planetfall. It might be funny if ZFS or BTRFS would say this when snapshotting.
It occurs to me that if COW filesystems with cheap/easy snapshots become common, package managers will probably get worse because it will be trivial to revert the system to a previous, working state. So a package manager behaving badly will be a minor hassle instead of a show-stopper.