Pacman 2.0 Released

Pacman 2.0 was released yesterday and should be on the mirrors soon.

Some new pacman features:

  • Package-level dependency functionality
  • Built-in FTP support
  • New database structure
  • md5-based backup file control (a la rpm)
  • Ability to upgrade packages from a remote server
  • Auto-resolving dependencies with --sync
  • A search option for finding new packages
  • The 'abs' sync script for updating your ABS tree
  • Dependency checking at the source level with makepkg
  • More package meta-info available with the --info option
  • Easy conversion from a pacman 1.x database

I expect to release Firefly in the next week or so.