[pacman-dev] pacman -Sw

Aurelien Foret aurelien at archlinux.org
Mon Feb 20 14:56:40 EST 2006

VMiklos wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2006 at 10:15:00AM +0100, Aurelien Foret <aurelien at archlinux.org> wrote:
> i would say filter the output in trans.c, so that the fronend is
> allowed to choose if it asks the user or not
> here is a patch for that:
> http://darcs.frugalware.org/darcsweb/darcsweb.cgi?r=pacman;a=plain_commitdiff;h=20060218155904-e2957-78181e3f35b6f88e47c71cac897e5a44a9e96e3e.gz;

This patch is fixing outputs at the frontend level, but IMO, that's not 

If I look at code more closely at pacman 2.9.8 code, there are several 
chunks of code enclosed by the "if(!downloadonly) { ... }" statement 
which does not exist in the cvs code.
Basically, in sync_prepare, the "checkconflict" part should not be 

Idea: when should maybe split the code chunk in sync_prepare dealing 
with deps and conflicts within the "if(!FLAG_NODEPS) { ... }" block in 
two parts:


with FLAG_NOCONFLICT being a new flag, that the frontend should force 
when running "-Sw" in order to bypass all the conflicts checking.


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