Ignoring Local Packages in Upgrade
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I’ve just found a way to ignore local packages when upgrading packages using Yay in Arch Linux.
I use Yay for managing packages on Arch Linux. As mentioned in this post, I use
tllocalmgr to manually install some CTAN packages, mostly fonts. The consequence is that these packages only exist on my local machine. Every time I upgrade packages in Yay, it will prompt me that those packages don’t have corresponding AUR packages. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but I just want to hide it.
I came across this issue the other day. This afternoon, I finally decided to give it a try. All I did was to uncomment the
IgnorePkg setting in
/etc/pacman.conf, and added a package name pattern, so that it looked like this:
IgnorePkg = texlive-local-*
It worked like a charm. Now, Yay no longer prompts missing AUR packages. Fortunately, we don’t have official or AUR packages staring with
texlive-local- at the moment.
This post is more like a memo to me as I know one day I will wonder where or how I did this.