from your link:
" -y, --refresh
Download a fresh copy of the master package database from the server(s) defined in pacman.conf(5). This should typically be used each time you use –sysupgrade or -u. Passing two –refresh or -y flags will force a refresh of all package databases, even if they appear to be up-to-date." [emphasis mine]
ok that is clearer, thank you. ‘seems’ like no harm will be done if I keep my -Syyu then. I think:).
–I will adjust this, appreciate that. is the -aur redundant, or inviting trouble? As far as -Fy that does seem redundant considering Syu I think
ah, I’ve had to update mirrors twice (according to an update error in the output) so this makes sense.
You should only pass it on rare occurances. If nothing else, the people who pay for the mirrors you use are quite literally paying more every time you pass the full -yy flag. It’s just a waste of someone else’s money if you do it everytime.
thanks. I will adjust my daily routine to pacman -Syu and yay by its lonesome. I am glad I asked, I had some un-necessary moves in there.
–and keep my weekly/bi-weekly debris removal (a whole other thread )
I run update between one week or month and that is usually same time when I do reboot. I use suspend so my “uptimes” tend to be longer even when I don’t use my computer at all. Some folk recommend do updates more often but I never had any bigger issues