[aur-requests] [PRQ#10498] Deletion Request for signal-desktop

Eli Schwartz eschwartz at archlinux.org
Tue Feb 6 22:08:06 UTC 2018

On 02/06/2018 02:42 PM, mrxx wrote:
> I tried to solve this by checking if the library was still required by
> any other package, only removing it if it was obsolete (assuming it was
> installed by an earlier version of signal-desktop or having been left
> from a make-only dependency), but keeping it if there were dependencies.
> This allowed signal-desktop to co-exist with them. (A check in the start
> script of signal-desktop made sure it was always started the right way.)
> I soon removed this after a user complained, just printing instructions
> how to remove the potentially conflicting library. I also wrote an
> extensive post explaining the motivation to do so as I did above. I
> never had the intention to to "ugly" things behind the user's backs.

Yes, and it is *scary* that you thought it was a good idea to
recursively run pacman like that. This sort of nonsense is one of the
top contenders for why we as a community disapprove of Manjaro. It can
seriously mess up your system if you modify the pacman database
mid-transaction, and pacman isn't aware of the changes. That's why there
is a lock to begin with...

But yes, once people complained you reverted it.

Eli Schwartz
Bug Wrangler and Trusted User

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