• Full system upgrade


    I ran

    pacaur -Syy
    pacaur -Su
    

    and was prompted with the message: “Starting full system upgrade”.

    I havent seen something like this before. What is this compared to the normal package updates? How often does a full system upgrade happen?

    Thanks

  • Like the pacman command -Syu it is a full system upgrade command. This is my output :

    pacman -Syu
    :: Synchronizing package databases...
     antergos is up to date
     core                                           127.8 KiB  1111K/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
     extra                                         1596.2 KiB  2.02M/s 00:01 [########################################] 100%
     community                                        4.1 MiB  3.17M/s 00:01 [########################################] 100%
     multilib                                       166.6 KiB  4.52M/s 00:00 [########################################] 100%
    :: Starting full system upgrade...
    
    

    You can also find more information here. So it is nothing out of the ordinary, just the way pacman (or pacaur in your case) presents the updates.

  • @jm2017 said in Full system upgrade:

    …How often does a full system upgrade happen?

    Never.

    A subset of Arch packages makes up a installed system. Each of them in true Arch systems (distros) is constantly upgraded. There may be 2-3-4 upgrades in a day, which is normal. Daily upgrades may include different packages, or the same package may be upgraded more than once in a day.

    One can upgrade once a day, once a week, once a month, or once in 6 months. It’s up to a user. Arch upgrades are mostly cumulative. It means that subsequent pkg upgrades include previous upgrades. If you skip an upgrade in day N, than an upgrade in day N+1 will include Nth day changes. If you install N+1 upgrade, you won’t miss Nth day upgrade.

    There’s no such a term as a “full system upgrade” in true rolling distros, like Arch. There’s “system upgrade” only. It happens as often as you run it with sudo pacman -Syu or yaourt -Syua.

    An alternative to system upgrade is only a partial upgrade, when only a part of proposed upgrades is applied, or only a few, not all of upgraded pkgs, are installed. Partial upgrades are unsupported in Arch. They’re the shortest way to break a system.

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