[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Don't ask for install confirmation if no dependencies

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sat Dec 29 01:36:06 EST 2007

On Dec 28, 2007 7:33 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Dec 28, 2007 7:16 PM, Scott Horowitz <stonecrest at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On Dec 28, 2007 2:19 PM,  <mmiikkee13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > This is a patch to make Pacman only ask for confirmation if anything
> > > different from what the user requested (i.e. dependencies) is going to
> > > be installed. Since the user took the time to type out "pacman -Sy
> > > foo", they obviously did want foo installed, and it really wouldn't
> > > make sense to ask them this again unless something else will be
> > > installed.
> >
> > I like this. It's akin to the fact that pacman -R foo doesn't prompt you.
> >
> > (How crazy is that? Removing a package doesn't prompt you but
> > installing a package does.)
> -R never resolves dependencies.
> -A/-U never resolve dependencies.
> -S *does* resolve dependencies. Thus the difference.
> I like the idea, although I may disagree that people expect it to be
> installed immediately instead of getting confirmation. Did you test
> this in the replaces case? Something like pkgA replaces pkgB, you have
> pkgB installed, and you run 'pacman -S pkgA'. I'd be caught awfully
> off guard if pacman just went ahead in this case, but the target list
> wouldn't grow so I'm guessing your patch would have unintended
> consequences here.
> Thoughts from the rest of the crew?

I'm with Dan here. As long as it's only doing what's requested (i.e.
not replacing anything), then it's kosher.

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