FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions about ArchBang

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(Q. An update to package ABC broke my ArchBang system)
(Q. An update to package ABC broke my ArchBang system)
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'''A.''' ArchBang is a lightweight, rolling-release, cutting-edge distribution based on Arch Linux with the Openbox Window Manager. Package updates that ArchBang receives from Arch Linux are available as soon as they are deemed stable enough for general use. However, updates may occasionally require user intervention due to configuration files needing to be updated, dependency changes in a package or kernel, packages that require a forced upgrade, etc. You may experience breakage of your system due to these circumstances from time to time, but generally, Arch systems are stable even though cutting-edge.
'''A.''' ArchBang is a lightweight, rolling-release, cutting-edge distribution based on Arch Linux with the Openbox Window Manager. Package updates that ArchBang receives from Arch Linux are available as soon as they are deemed stable enough for general use. However, updates may occasionally require user intervention due to configuration files needing to be updated, dependency changes in a package or kernel, packages that require a forced upgrade, etc. You may experience breakage of your system due to these circumstances from time to time, but generally, Arch systems are stable even though cutting-edge.
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It is important not to "blindly" update your system. Always read the list of packages to be updated. Note whether "critical" packages are going to be updated (linux, xorg-server, and so on). If so, it is usually a good idea to check for any news at http://bbs.archbang.org and at http://bbs.archlinux.org. Scan recent forum posts to see if people are experiencing problems as a result of an update. If there is no news, then post a question on the appropriate forum and give details as to which updated package(s) broke the system and some details about your system if pertinent to solving the problem. You may need to [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Downgrading_Packages downgrade packages] to restore your system. If you don't have a copy of the downgrade package in your /var/cache/pacman/pkg then you can download the package from http://arm.konnichi.com/. Please remember '''NOT''' to post on the Arch Linux forum in regards to ArchBang specific questions.
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It is important not to "blindly" update your system. Always read the list of packages to be updated. Note whether "critical" packages are going to be updated (linux, xorg-server, and so on). If so, it is usually a good idea to check for any news at http://bbs.archbang.org and at http://bbs.archlinux.org. Scan recent forum posts to see if people are experiencing problems as a result of an update. If there is no news, then post a question on the appropriate forum and give details as to which updated package(s) broke the system and some details about your system if pertinent to solving the problem. You may need to [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Downgrading_Packages downgrade packages] to restore your system. If you don't have a copy of the downgrade package in your /var/cache/pacman/pkg then you can download the package from http://arm.konnichi.com/. Please remember '''NOT''' to post support questions on the Arch Linux forum in regards to ArchBang specific questions.
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