You can make your own blacklist file and call it by --exclude-from
as stated in
pisi help it
pisi help up
Make an alias of pisi it/pisi up so you dont have to type --exclude-from FILE every time.
And is there a way to get pisi to issue more information of a given command like -v [verbose]
Yes, -v or --verbose. Read
Um, duh, Dwight was kinda stupid for a moment. Spent some more time today reading pisi --help and pisi help. Yes -v works just like it does with most, if not all, cli package managers. Again, duh.
To do what I currently want to do upgrade wise from cli in simplest/temporary way is either:
# pisi -n up -x thunderbird
where -n= [--dry-run] Do not perform any action, just show what would be done
Or if one wanted to download packages but not install right away:
# pisi -f up -x thunderbird
where -f= [--fetch-only] Fetch upgrades but do not install.
and in both cases -x= [--exclude] arg When upgrading system, ignore packages and components whose basenames match pattern.
Now just for a t and e exercise [training and education] I'm gonna create an exclude file and alias for pisi up and pisi it so I just use them normally.