I was looking for how to handle all these possible scenarios when there are AUR Updates.
The Discover refers us to this YouTube where the creator uses a freshly updated computer for the example of how to update, which of course results in… there is nothing to do.
So what’s point of the video.
What I want, and am sure others would like is to see, is a walkthrough on how to handle the possible scenarios, how to answer the questions, and which options to choose, and the possible impact of taking those decisions when there are AUR updates.==>
Should we be saying Y(es) to everything to get a clean install, or the maintenance scenarios. I wonder if this is not keeping old copies of outdated packages for no reason by selecting N.
Am I alone on this, or is there some document other than the Arch Wiki (which also fails to cover these points) that I have missed? Please forgive me if I conflating Pacman and AUR, since it’s all being run as a script in the Welcome app.
Quite often when I don’t have time for it, the Update in Welcome app, gives me a similar screen.
Then it starts asking do I want to compare the differences, and replace, etc. I barely know what should be replaced and what should be kept. I have not seen any documentation on this process, and if it exists, please link to it. Thank you.
Carefully read the questions and make an informed decision? Read the appropriate documentation to determine what those questions mean?
My point is without a specific, concrete example, there is no way to provide meaningful guidance.
I suspect you can’t find documentation because the questions are coming from multiple places. Some are probably coming from pacman and others from your AUR helper. But all the AUR helpers ask different questions. Further, the questions they ask are configurable.
The update script welcome application looks for an installed AUR helper from a list, so the questions you get will vary from person to person.