Package Details: pacman-auto-update 1.5.3-2

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Package Base: pacman-auto-update
Description: Install a systemd service triggered by a timer to run automatic pacman package updates
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Licenses: GPL2
Submitter: cmuench
Maintainer: cmuench
Last Packager: cmuench
Votes: 5
Popularity: 0.26
First Submitted: 2020-01-26 13:25 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-10-08 11:19 (UTC)

Latest Comments

LionKor commented on 2022-11-26 11:41 (UTC) (edited on 2022-11-26 11:42 (UTC) by LionKor)

I just wanted to say that autoupdating makes a lot of sense for people with <10 Mbps download speeds and a lot of packages on a personal system, as waiting a few days between updates will cause the internet to be unusable (pinned for hours) due to some larger packages and dependencies updating sometimes.

Small, frequent updates, however, run in the background and don't pin the internet for very long. You can just set up a cronjob and pipe the output into some logfile, and periodically check what changed.

cmuench commented on 2022-10-08 11:19 (UTC)

@Technetium1 Thanks for the hint. I added it to makedepends.

Technetium1 commented on 2022-10-08 06:20 (UTC)

Missing git in makedepends to build in clean chroot.

cmuench commented on 2022-09-21 11:18 (UTC) (edited on 2022-09-21 11:20 (UTC) by cmuench)

@Xyne Freedom of choice. I understand your opinion. That's ok for a workstation. I use that on some servers where less packages are installed. In such cases it safes me a lot of time. I do not understand why we should remove the package. That's not what I mean by free software.

Xyne commented on 2021-11-21 10:39 (UTC)

This package was brought to my attention by a forum post. I'm posting here to say that automatic updates are not officially supported and they are a very bad idea. Updating the system is an interactive process which often requires manual intervention, signalled either by messages in Pacman's output or by the front-page news, which users are expected to read before an upgrade.

Failing to perform the requested actions manually may lead to data loss or an unbootable system. It's debatable if this package should even be allowed to exist on the AUR.

steadfasterX commented on 2021-02-15 11:51 (UTC)

@cmuench no worries there are still a lot of diffs between ;)

cmuench commented on 2021-02-15 10:32 (UTC)

@steadfasterX Sorry, didn't know your package. It was not the intention to clone it.

steadfasterX commented on 2021-02-15 05:44 (UTC)

It has at least some parallels to my uau ;) . Btw nice idea with the metered check

cmuench commented on 2021-01-14 11:57 (UTC)

@gian it depends on your use-case. I use it on a small server with less amount of packages. That server should be updated as soon as possible. On a workstation it's not even required. For me it's ok to check once an hour.

gian commented on 2021-01-14 11:52 (UTC)

It is a nice package, but is it not too frequent update every 60 minutes ?