[arch-general] Frustrating Dependencies

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 10:13:32 EST 2009

On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 10:06, Heiko Baums <lists at baums-on-web.de> wrote:
> Am Mon, 23 Nov 2009 12:16:46 -0200
>> And finally, yes, there are optdeps, but pacman don't handle them as
>> nicely it handles obligatory dependencies. If I install an optdep as
>> an explicit installed package, when I uninstall the other package,
>> the optdep will stay in my system. If I install it as a dependency,
>> pacman will list it as an unnecessary dependency when I run pacman
>> -Qdt.
> Well, this is a point which I'm missing, too, on Arch. This should
> indeed be fixed in pacman.
> Heiko

There are a few bugs on the tracker and some stuff on the wiki about
planned improvements. I think most people like that idea of supporting
it, someone just has to code it in.

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