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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Dec 10 12:49:37 EST 2007

On Mon, Dec 10, 2007 at 04:08:59PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > 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
> selected_packages'.
> 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

Maybe I'll propose a quick patch for this.

> 2. do IgnorePkg check in front-end or

I don't like this.

> 3. move group adding to libalpm or

I thought that would be a better solution, but probably a bigger change than

> 4. or implement new sync_addtarget (or add ignorepkg parameter to the current one)

Not sure what you mean exactly here.

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