[pacman-dev] Problems with pacman -Rs (pacman3)

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 03:35:20 EDT 2007

On 3/12/07, Jeff Bailes <thepizzaking at gmail.com> wrote:
>         I was just using pacman 3 (RC 1) and the -Rs option doesn't work as
> expected, the dependencies are not removed from the system, even though
> the pacman database believes they have.
> For example:
>         I type 'pacman -S aalib' to install aalib
>         Pacman informs me that both gpm-1.20.1-6 and aalib-1.4rc5-4 are to be
> installed
>         I press enter to continue with the installation.
>         I then type 'pacman -Rs aalib' to remove it and its dependency (gpm)
>         Pacman informs me that both aalib and gpm are to be uninstalled
>         I press enter to confirm and all I get is the following:
> (1/2) removing aalib
> [#####################] 100%
> jeff at jeff:~$
>         It does not mention removing gpm at all, apart from in the 'Targets'
> section
>         This has removed aalib from the system and the database, but has not
> removed gpm from the system, only the database.
>         To prove this I try to install gpm and it complains that all the files
> already exist in the filesystem and fails with errors.
> To remove the files I have to force-install, then remove each package
> manually, which is rather tedious when you do this for a package with
> many dependencies.
>         Jeff

Heh, this was fixed in CVS about an hour ago (I think... maybe 2).
Thanks for reporting it!

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