pacman -Syu from Linode image

Running pacman -Syu from a fresh Linode image results in .pacnew conflicts on six files:







What should be kept and what should be changed in these files?

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There are a few important settings in rc.conf (like HARDWARECLOCK) and inittab (like hvc0). Compare the files (diff -u) to find out the differences.

The mirrorlist, bash.bashrc, securetty and hosts files don't contain any Linode-specific settings, but it's worth checking out the differences here as well.

/etc/securetty could contain something related to the virtual serial console, no?

I haven't created a new Arch Linode recently, but I believe the updated securetty does include hvc0. But double check to be sure!


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