I have to admit that, when it comes to keeping my laptop up to date, I have been spoiled by Sabayon’s rolling release model. Put simply, I never needed to worry about upgrading to the next release because the cumulative weekly updates took care of this for me.
Installing the new improved pacman-g2 went fine, but then things turned a little pear-shaped. The actual upgrade threw a couple of dependency issues at me. I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that these were caused my me tinkering over the last few days, but it was late and I was too tired to resolve them properly, so I figured the next best thing would be to ignore them. What could possibly go wrong?
So, it was with a
pacman-g2 -Sud --noconfirm, that I started the upgrade.
Did I mention that I hadn’t bothered to back anything up? Or that I was using a wifi connection?
Inevitably the connection dropped about two-thirds the way through.
Oh happy, happy days.
Once things were up and running again, however, Pacman did successfully pick up where the connection broke and I now have Frugalware 1.7: Gaia running on my laptop.
Apart from the fact that Gnome desktop won’t start (hey, remember those dependency issues?)
By this point, it was late and I was tired, so I went to bed. This means that tonight, I will be mainly unbreaking my laptop.