[pacman-dev] FS#7308 implementation questions

Ronny Prinse rprinse at planet.nl
Sat Aug 25 07:58:09 EDT 2007

On Saturday 25 August 2007 11:33:46 Xavier wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 25, 2007 at 02:08:47AM +0200, rprinse at planet.nl wrote:
> > As I was browsing through the task list I stumbled upon FS#7308.
> > This was a feature I also would like to have implemented so I thought why
> > not try it myself!
> >
> > Because I'm lazy sometimes (who isn't) I don't always take care of any
> > .pacnew or .pacsave files immediately so a nice timestamp suffix would
> > prevent them from getting overwritten by pacman. Especially when you
> > would like to see what changed overtime or when you just don't want that
> > your old saved settings might get overwritten.
> If pacnew files are overwritten, then it's good, isn't it ? That way, you
> just have the last one.
> And for pacsave files, pacman should only save configs as .pacsave when
> they have been modified, so it'll just keep the most recent one.
Ahh I wasn't aware of that, I'm sorry, you're right.

> I think the way it works currently is much better, but well, if it's an
> option and others find it useful, then why not.
Sure offcourse, I guess I saw it as a nice oppurtunity to get to know the 
pacman source code and do something back. Maybe if other people want this as 
well I could implement it, it is not that hard.

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Thanks for your reply anyway,


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