On 2008-06-09, the VDT team announced the release of VDT 1.8.1n.
If you installed VDT 1.8.1 after VDT 1.8.1n was released on 2008-06-09, you do not need to do any of these update operations because you will have 1.8.1n.
The best way to do the update is to update the individual packages
that have changed. To be clear, we do not
pacman -update without specifying
specific package names. Also note that you only need to update
packages if you installed them. You can see what packages have been
pacman -l -d 1
Before you do the update directions that follow, please run the following commands. They apply all of the updates.
cd $VDT_LOCATION . setup.sh vdt-control --off cp -pr $VDT_LOCATION BACKUP-LOCATION
The copy command makes a complete backup of your VDT installation, in case something goes wrong. Do not skip this step!
Not only must you run
vdt-control -off, but you must make
sure that all programs in the VDT are stopped. vdt-control doesn't
stop running job managers, for example.
pacman -update VDT-Common $VDT_LOCATION/vdt/rpath/vdt-remove-rpaths $VDT_LOCATION