What's the best way to update a shared library?

My team uses a shared library with several components. It’s easy to make changes to that library and publish them for the end users.

What I can’t figure out — what’s the best way to make a mass update to a library from an external file? For example — we copied a community file to our organization and published the components for our consumption. The community file is updated by the author. If we delete our copy of the file and replace it with the new one, all instances in our files break. Basically, how do we compare our copy with the newly updated file and update our file accordingly?

I believe there are some ways of swapping a main component with another main component (without breaking links to instances), but with 100 components that’ll take forever. There should be an automated way for Figma to look at 2 files, compare, and swap the components with the newly updated ones.



Example of why people need this: Ant Design Open Source | Figma Community

I’m on the same page, I copied a community library to my Org but can’t figure out how to update it now that there’s a new version on the community one.
Is there even a solution?

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Did you find some answer? I’m trying to find a solution to the same thing, I want to start using the iOS 17 library Apple just published in the Figma community.