[pacman-dev] [arch-general] Package group xorg-video-drivers: intel conflict

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Mon Dec 10 10:08:59 EST 2007

> Oh no, I have to start everything again. Seriously, how practical is that?
> Personally, I never used it, and I don't see the point of this
> interactivity.
> I just do pacman -S group, I have a look at all the targets it wants to
> pull.
> And then, either I accept, or I refuse, and I run pacman -S again by picking
> the few targets I want manually.
> But if instead of only picking a few targets, you just want to exclude a few
> ones, then IgnorePkg should probably apply here.
> What do you think? There might be some important and common use cases I'm
> forgetting, which is why I bring this up here for discussion.

You are right, this is not practical.
However, currently group adding is handled in front-end (which is right imho),
so the front-end decides which packages it will add, and it does a 'pacman -S
Currently "pacman -S foo" ignores[;-)] --ignore foo (note: IgnorePkg can also be
defined in pacman.conf) to avoid needless "Do you want to install to foo?" <- in
this explicit case user _wants_ to install foo. So you may want to
1. change this behavior or
2. do IgnorePkg check in front-end or
3. move group adding to libalpm or
4. or implement new sync_addtarget (or add ignorepkg parameter to the current one)

Well, I don't really like none of them (but if you have no other ideas, I would
prefer (add parameter...) from 4.)


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