How to stop Ignoring a update package

I’m trying to resume updates to Mesa

Edit /etc/pacman.conf and remove it from the IgnorePkg line.

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It is not letting me, very green on this

you need to edit /etc/pacman.conf like such

sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf


[ace@ace-aspirees1512 ~]$ /etc/pacman.conf
bash: /etc/pacman.conf: Permission denied
[ace@ace-aspirees1512 ~]$

it appears i’m a little dense too on this, what you typed was just the path and the file name, the above is what is needed to edit the file.

GNU nano 7.2 /etc/pacman.conf
IgnorePkg = mesa

The following paths are commented out with their default values listed.

If you wish to use different paths, uncomment and update the paths.

#RootDir = /
#DBPath = /var/lib/pacman/
#CacheDir = /var/cache/pacman/pkg/
#LogFile = /var/log/pacman.log
#GPGDir = /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/
#HookDir = /etc/pacman.d/hooks/
HoldPkg = pacman glibc
#XferCommand = /usr/bin/curl -L -C - -f -o %o %u
#XferCommand = /usr/bin/wget --passive-ftp -c -O %o %u
#CleanMethod = KeepInstalled
#UseDelta = 0.7
Architecture = auto

Pacman won’t upgrade packages listed in IgnorePkg and members of IgnoreGroup

#IgnorePkg =
#IgnoreGroup =

^G Help ^O Write Out ^W Where Is ^K Cut ^T Execute ^C Location
^X Exit ^R Read File ^\ Replace ^U Paste ^J Justify ^/ Go To Line
Yup I’m Lost

That’s what you need to remove. Everything else is fine.

you can simply remove the mesa entry to make
IgnorePkg =

How did you manage to add mesa to this in the first place if you didn’t know to use sudo?

Also, why did you do this?!


downgrade will automatically add it if you let it.

Instruction for a newbie:

  1. open a terminal

  2. Type: sudo nano /etc/pacman.conf

  3. Type your password and press Enter.

  4. Look for the line that begins with: IgnorePkg

  5. Delete the part where it says the word mesa

Now you have to save the edit you just did:

  1. Hold ctrl and tap the letter o

  2. Let go of ctrl

  3. Press Enter

  4. Hold ctrl and tap x

  5. Let go of ctrl and you can now close the terminal by either - Typing exit and pressing enter or using the old school mouse way by hitting the X in the right corner of the window.

^ is old nerd and means the ctrl key.

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Interesting. I know it exists but I don’t know if I’ve ever actually had to use down grade for anything.

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downgrade need " sudo" if remember correct + it ask if want put pkg in “ignore” so your question/reply is valid . :innocent:


Thank you … I’m learning & it worked :melting_face: