Upgrade Arch Linux – Rolling Release

I have Arch Linux in one of my laptop’s partition.
The advantage of Arch Linux are

1. Rolling Release – No 6 month once release. We will get the software updates once they release. We can keep on upgrading our packages and the entire operating system.

2. Tons and Tons of application – Arch Linux contributors package the new software very fast. When a new software is released, it will be available in arch’s repo in one or two days.

3. Awesome Wiki / Forums – The Arch Wiki is the finest tech wiki in the world. We get answers for all our queries. Forums have already answered for our queries too.

4. Nice Learning – We will learn tons of new stuff daily.

Planning to explore this for some time.

To upgrade the system,

pacman -Syu

When I ran this, got the following error.

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
filesystem: /bin exists in filesystem
filesystem: /sbin exists in filesystem

Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

To solve this, have to execute as below.

pacman -Syu –ignore filesystem,bash

[root@shrini-laptop etc]# pacman -Syu –ignore filesystem,bash

:: Synchronizing package databases…
kde-unstable is up to date
testing is up to date
core is up to date
extra is up to date
community-testing is up to date
community is up to date
multilib is up to date

:: Starting full system upgrade…

Now, My ArchLinux is upgrading with very latest packages.

Thanks for the awesome ArchLinux Community.


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