[pacman-dev] Output questions

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 22:13:47 EST 2007

On 1/24/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> 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.

Any firm opinions here? I guess I'd say remove it because the output
gets so big when more than 5 or so packages are matched. But I don't
want to make the wrong call. Let me know and I'll patch it up to at
least be consistent in the next few days.

> 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
* OR Dale's suggestion-  seperate --provides search flag (e.g. -Ss
--provides) and we could even add --depends, etc.

I say option 1 - indicate that it matched provides somewhere in the
output. I don't know if query search works the same way, but if it
does, that will get changed too.

If anyone else wants to give input, now's your chance.


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