Update fails - /var filesystem change and glibc problem combined

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – I haven't updated my Arch install (i686) since April 2012. Why? I can only get on the internet through the G3 cellular network where I have to pay $$$ for every MB transferred, and regular monthly Arch updates would cost me >$5 each. Since 2006 I've never had a problem with updating Arch a few months apart; that's how good it is.However, since April two changes in the filesystem have been implemented that give me trouble updating the system now.1. /var/lock and /var/run -> /run/lock and /run, resp.2. /lib -> /usr/libWhen I run # pacman -Syu now, it exits with this messa (HowTos)