[arch-general] Pacman version 2.98 or pacman 3.0

Baho Utot baho-utot at columbus.rr.com
Sun Jul 26 15:12:34 EDT 2009

On Sun, 2009-07-26 at 18:05 +0200, Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Baho Utot schrieb:
> > If you look at what is required in pacman you get
> > 
> > Pacman: depends=('bash' 'libarchive>=2.6.0' 'libdownload>=1.3'
> > 'pacman-mirrorlist')
> pacman-mirrorlist is just one file which you could include in pacman if 
> you wanted. The bash dependency is just for makepkg.
> > libarchive:
> > depends=('zlib' 'bzip2' 'xz-utils' 'acl' 'openssl')
> You can omit xz-utils. You can probably also omit bzip2, acl and 
> openssl, check the configure options. I have no idea why libarchive 
> would need openssl (and libdownload wouldn't).
> zlib is just for gzip compression.
> bzip2 is for bzip2 compression (which arch hasn't used so far) and 
> xz-utils for lzma or xz compression, which we also don't use.
> acl is needed for Access Control Lists, you probably want acl on any 
> linux system anyway. If you are lucky, you can disable acl support in 
> libarchive.
> I still don't understand what you want to achieve. But whatever it is, 
> resorting to an outdated version of pacman seems like the wrong solution.

Those dependency are from the respective PKGBUILDs

I want to track some installed packages on a non Arch distro ( old one )

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