Ignore Temporarily Pacman’s --ignore option is used to ignore package upgrades. You can ignore multiple packages, separated by commas. This command upgrades the system but ignores three kernels. 1 sudo pacman -Syu --ignore linux,linux-header,linux-lts,linux-lts-headers,linux-zen,linux-zen-headers Ignore Permanently Typing --ignore packages takes some time1. Sometimes, you might forget to type it. You can permanently ignore kernel upgrades by adding this to /etc/pacman.conf in the [options] section. 1 IgnorePkg = linux linux-headers linux-lts linux-lts-headers linux-zen linux-zen-headers Note that packages in IgnorePkg are separated by spaces. If you want to upgrade kernels after configuring IgnorePkg, install them explicitly: