[pacman-dev] IgnorePkg handling

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 09:54:51 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 12:39:47PM +0100, Xavier wrote:
> Yes, that looks fine.
> I should probably check the other places where should_ignore is used though.

I rather looked at where compare_versions was used. Only three times, two in
sync.c (sysupgrade and addtarget) and one in db.c (get_upgrades duplicated
from sysupgrade).
In sysupgrade, there was, as I mentioned, an additional ignore check that was
no longer used.
In get_upgrades, there wasn't anything.
And finally, in addtarget, there was a special ignore handling.

So based on that, I thought the ignorepkg handling could be as well removed
from compare_versions, and handled manually by the callers.

By the way, isn't it rather strange that the ignorepkg handling in addtarget is made only
when the package is locally installed?

For example :
> sudo pacman -S bash --ignore bash
:: bash is in IgnorePkg/IgnoreGroup. Install anyway? [Y/n] n
> sudo pacman -S arts --ignore arts
resolving dependencies... done.
looking for inter-conflicts... done.

Targets: xdg-utils-1.0.2-1  archlinux-menus-1.2-1  kde-common-3.5.8-1  audiofile-0.2.6-3  esd-0.2.38-3  arts-1.5.8-2

Total Download Size:    1.74 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n]

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