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Often, the developers will provide important information about required configurations and modifications for known issues. The Arch Linux user is expected to consult these places before performing an upgrade.
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# pacman -Syu
# pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade
/etc/pacman.conf 中定义的主软件包列表，进行所有可用的升级操作。此时可能会提示说 pacman 自己需要先进性升级，如果这样，请选择是并在完成后重新执行
pacman -Syu 。
请记住 Arch 是 滚动发布 的发行版。这意味着升级到新版本不需要重装或者重新建构。只需要定期执行
pacman -Syu 就可以将系统保持在最新前沿状态。升级后，系统完全是最新的。如果内核升级了，请记得 重新启动。
- When you update, check pacman output for instructions related to updated packages.
pacman -Qdtto find orphaned packages, and
pacman -Qo <file>to find out which package owns that particular file.
- Search for .pac* files and merge them with configuration files (see Pacnew and Pacsave Files).
- Check for out-of-date or unmaintained AUR packages on your system. Sometimes these can cause problems when you update.
- Check the size of
/varand clear pacman's cache once in a while. A useful tool to assist in this process is AUR.
- Check disk (use fstab options to check at boot)
- Search logs for errors (list scripts, tools to make this easier/more automated)
- Look into errors as soon as possible - do not leave them unattended to.
- Linking random libraries together to get a program to work.
- Updating once a year.
- Copy-pasting commands into the terminal without at least reading man pages to understand what you are doing to your system.
- Clearing the entire package cache using
pacman -Scc- this removes the possibility to do package downgrades in cases of breakage.