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Slackware might actually be the distro for him. Forcing him to do his own dependency resolution might make him realize that you don't have to update simply because an update is available.

The only time I ever pacman -Syu is on a first install, and that's only to check that I picked the right mirror since I always do net installs.

Otherwise just upgrade when you need to. If you only upgrade once every 6 months then Arch really isn't any different than non-rolling distros like Ubuntu.
    
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