[pacman-dev] do we need requiredby?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 14 19:15:22 EST 2007

On Nov 14, 2007 6:08 PM, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> We (anyone want to volunteer) also need to make a tool to remove
> requiredby entries.

I was going to python it up... it's an easy file to parse and rewrite,
probably like 20 lines

> I took an initial stab at it using libalpm, then I
> realized we have no explicit mechanism to tell the backend to write to
> the DB. Does this sound like something we should expose, or is it too
> low level?

I'd say no. There's a reason why we don't have mutators for package
structures (front ends shouldn't be modifying that data).

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