[pacman-dev] Output questions

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Wed Jan 24 11:27:55 EST 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 10:19 -0600, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> I have a few pending questions about the current output that I'd like
> to get some opinions on.
> Firstly, the spacing in -Ss output - there is an extra newline after
> each package.  This was added a while back upon request, and i
> personally like it, but it makes the output real huge.
> Looks like the options are:
> * Keep the line (-Ss output)
> * Remove the line (-Qs output)
> * Add the line between repositories only.

I have no preference here.

> Secondly, we have an interesting -Ss "issue" here:
> $ pacman -Ss ^kernel26$
> This should only output (duh) kernel26.  However, it also displays
> kernel26beyond.  This is because -Ss ALSO searches the provides=()
> entries for each package... this is a bit misleading.
> The options are as follows:
> * Keep this search and indicate, somewhere, that the package was
> matched due to a provides=() entry
> * Don't search provides=() at all

3) Don't search provides with -Ss, but add another option for searching


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