[pacman-dev] ignore question asked twice

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Wed Dec 5 05:39:24 EST 2007

> On Tue, Dec 04, 2007 at 01:19:44PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > 3. commit 55a7455135e2d8f2e118928f634dc7976ab6c8b4 and asymmetric
> > search-for-satisfier caused a strange situation:
> > # pacman -S foo --ignore foo-dependency
> > "install foo-dependency anyway?" is asked twice, if this foo-dependency is
> a
> > literal satisfier, because in the search-for-provisions we use
> alpm_depcmp,
> > which finds literals again...
> Uh, I thought I couldn't reproduce this, because I was answering the default
> question (yes).
> Now I see, but I don't consider this to be a big problem. Why would you
> answer no to the question anyway?
> When you do, pacman will just fail.

Well, this is not a big problem -- just ugly.
Why would I answer no? Because I don't like foo-dependency at all, that's why I
put foo-dependency into IgnorePkg ;-) And I hope that pacman will find an other
(provision) satisfier. So pacman won't fail by default (this was the goal of

As I see, I must commit a trivial patch for this...


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