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filesystem upgrade - manual intervention required

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http://www.archlinux.org – Tom Gundersen wrote: When upgrading to filesystem-2011.12 there will be a conflict with /etc/mtab. Install the package as follows: pacman -S filesystem --force It is strongly advised to avoid the --force or -f switch as it is not safe. However, in this particular case it is needed as deleting /etc/mtab manually would break pacman. The reason for the conflict is that the file used to be generated at boot and hence not owned by any package. Now it is a symlink to /proc/self/mounts owned by filesystem. This change means that initscripts no longer requires write access to the rootfs (though other (Distributions)