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ArchLinux & ZFS: Upgrade system howto

ZFS installed from the AUR causes Pacman to fail during dependency resolution (due to the fact that the AUR packages are tied to a specific (strict) Linux kernel version). Bypass the problem by just ignoring the upgrade of the Linux kernel :

# pacman -Syu \
    --ignore spl-linux,spl-linux-headers,zfs-linux,zfs-linux-headers,linux,linux-headers,linux-firmware
  • TODO: Find out the correct way to upgrade the whole system, including ZFS stuff, for ex. DKMS
  • And generally, find out how to “correctly” manage your bunch of installed AUR packages.
  • ZFS @ ArchLinux