[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add ShowOldVersion Option
dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 10:29:37 EST 2007
On Nov 14, 2007 9:09 AM, Justin Lampley <jrlampley at gmail.com> wrote:
> Roman Kyrylych wrote:
> > I suggest this:
> > Remove: lib32-gcc
> > Total Removed Size: 0.00 MB
> > Targets:
> > lib32-gcc-libs-4.2.2-2 [New] 1.05 MB
> > audacious-player-1.4.0-1 [1.3.2-4] 1.07 MB
> > audacious-plugins-1.4.0-2 [1.3.5-5.1] 1.68 MB
> > eclipse-pydev-1.3.10-1 [1.3.9-1] 3.39 MB
> > fakeroot-1.8.4-1 [1.7.1-3] 0.06 MB
> > glibc-2.7-6 [2.7-4] 10.78 MB
> > glproto-1.4.9-1 [1.4.8-1] 0.02 MB
> > hal-info-0.20071030-1 [0.20071011-1] 0.03 MB
> > imagemagick-22.214.171.124-1 [126.96.36.199-1] 2.30 MB
> > lib32-glibc-2.7-5 [2.6.1-2] 3.64 MB
> > libarchive-2.4.0-1 [2.2.6-2] 0.32 MB
> > libgphoto2-2.4.0-2 [2.3.1-3] 1.36 MB
> > libmcs-0.6.0-1 [0.4.1-2] 0.02 MB
> > libsamplerate-0.1.2-4 [0.1.2-3] 0.20 MB
> > lincity-ng-1.1.2-1 [1.1.1-1] 29.16 MB
> > lm_sensors-2.10.5-2 [2.10.5-1] 0.32 MB
> > tcl-8.4.16-2 [8.4.16-1] 1.63 MB
> > tk-8.4.16-2 [8.4.16-1] 1.40 MB
> > ttf-dejavu-2.21-1 [2.20-1] 3.79 MB
> > xf86-video-ati-6.7.195-3 [6.7.195-1] 3.67 MB
> > xorg-server-1.4-5 [1.4-4] 7.25 MB
> > xpdf-3.02_pl2-1 [3.02_pl1-1] 0.49 MB
> > Total Download Size: 73.64 MB
> > Total Installed Size: 91.08 MB
> > Every package is printed on a new line, pkgname-pkgver-pkgrel, old
> > pkgver-pkgname and size are separated with 2 spaces.
> I was also thinking about using a very similar format to this when I
> initially created
> this patch. The reason I did not initially put it in a format like this
> is because I wanted
> to leave alone the way things were currently displayed and just add in
> the old version.
> If I use this format, a couple of questions pop into my mind.
> What would happen if they just wanted to only enable ShowSize? Would it
> use the old
> format with the size in brackets and no separate line for each package?
> Would the above format only be used if both ShowSize and ShowOldVersion
> were enabled?
> What if only ShowOldVersion was enabled? Would each package be on its
> own line then as well?
> I personally would prefer each package to always appear on its own line,
> whether or not ShowSize
> and/or ShowOldVersion were set to display. Of course, I am sure others
> would disagree with me
> since that is not the way it is currently set up.
I guess I'll chime in here since I haven't yet and I'm the one that
merges your patch anyway. If the code looks OK (haven't looked yet),
then I will merge this for now because it is optional, so it will not
affect anyone that doesn't want to see this. We can worry about
changing the format later.
Personally, I like less clutter, and moving each package to its own
line when I am installing 60 packages would make my terminal scroll,
which is not ideal. But thats just me. However, I would not be against
some option to rectify this. Of course, we are going to reach the
point soon where the output of this function is getting quite bloated,
and will need a rewrite in order to keep it clean and well-organized
with all these new output options.
Aaron, any thoughts?
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