Partial update is not supported according to the wikipage:https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/pacman

But in such a scenario: the last version of package X has dependencies of package Y. Y's version 1.0 - 1.3 are all okay for that version of X, for example. now, I have the version 1.0 of Y installed, why must I update it to 1.3 to support package X? Why shouldn't I only update X to the last version while leaving Y as 1.0 for saving network traffic and maintaining time?

It seems no data about version dependencies in pacman's pakcage database. why not add such information for feasible partial updates?


You can update individual repos:

pacman -Sy -r <somerepo> 


  • That bug report is a feature request, it is not implemented.
    – clark800
    Apr 25 '14 at 18:44

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