Pacman 6 got released: Requires manual intervention

Maybe, read many of the related posts on the forum (including this one) ?

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this is what I am doing, got to fast posting :wink:

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Read first, search second, post third.

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Can't better explained :wink:

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Kompare is excellent

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I'll post this here in case it's useful to people. I use this as a "safe" way to graphically merge:

#!/usr/bin/bash
set -euo pipefail

for i in $(/usr/bin/pacdiff --output); do
	echo "Merging $i ..."
	SUDO_EDITOR=/usr/bin/meld /usr/bin/sudo -e "$i" "${i/.pacnew/}"
done

(And yes, you can replace meld with kompare. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)

On the other hand, if you don't have sudo but do have gvfs, then:

#!/usr/bin/bash
set -euo pipefail

for i in $(/usr/bin/pacdiff --output); do
	echo "Merging $i ..."
	/usr/bin/meld "admin://$i" "admin://${i/.pacnew/}"
done

Save your choice as a script, make it executable, and it will iterate through all pacnew files and compare them. You can then remove the pacnew afterwards.

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Despite that it burns my eyes with its white bg (unlike Kate). :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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You can use Kate in split mode and use line by line highlighting to see what's different.

Not quite the same, but it's usable if the conf file is smaller.

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ok, so I used mousepad at first then nano to check that the total downloads had a # in front of it and saved.
rebooted did pacman -syyu via term still nada what step did I miss?

Nothing, you got error/warn without # :slight_smile:

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:question: mine is sweet colored

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Even though it's sweet themed, the background is white :grimacing:

What I want it too look is like this:

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Ok i am gonna pretend i understood how do i update?

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Yep I'm the same I'm totally lost ,This Distro started out user friendly now the updates are getting difficult .best i go and do a linux course.

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Honestly it's not hard you literally just follow what is in this post and this one (Warning: config file /etc/pacman.conf option not recognized)

It's a good learning experience if it's too hard for you you might want to go to a different distro other than Arch.....

If a still Linux noob (me) can do this anyone can

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I was going to say pretty much this. Merging pacnew files is just something that happens time to time. ALL Arch based distros will have to do this at some point.

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SOrry I must be missing something but I can't follow up / apply the solution... Note sure how to do your diff stuff....

[chaotic-aur]
Include = /etc/pacman.d/chaotic-mirrorlist is in my pacman.conf

Tks for your patience...

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Which part? The steps are all detailed in the OP.

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no pacman-manager just will not open still
or is this the way it is till they fix the lib13 .so thing

This is the way.

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