[pacman-dev] What about managing optional dependencies?
roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Fri Oct 13 01:33:18 EDT 2006
2006/10/13, Cameron Daniel <me at camdaniel.com>:
> On Fri, 13 Oct 2006 00:05:26 +0200
> Christian Hamar <krics at gds.hu> wrote:
> > But i dont realize too much package which this feature will be
> > usefull. Only few. :(
> I agree. For the most part I don't think this would be mega useful and
> while at times it would, when pacman -Rs foo was run pacman/libalpm
> would need to go through the added optdepends() and try to establish
> whether or not they were installed and then would they be uninstalled?
> How do you propose pacman handles optional depends other than simply
> alerting the user they exist?
> Semi-useful feature but I don't know how often it would be used and
> provided pacman needed to deal with optdepends() at uninstall-time it
> would definitely slow down the process.
If there are not many packages that will use that features then why to
And IMHO it's more logical that optional dependencies will be removed
if unneeded too.
Anyway this is not super-feature, just small improvement, which will
need further testing.
Maybe I can make a patch for this. :-/
Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)
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