[pacman-dev] [PATCH 5/5] pacman/sync.c : remove duplicated fallback on providers.

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Nov 17 10:56:42 EST 2007

On Nov 17, 2007 9:45 AM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 17, 2007 at 03:04:04PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> >
> > Hmm. Good catch.
> > However, personally I would clean-up libalpm instead of the front-end. The
> > front-end should know what he wants. In the future we may add -Sg -S'provision'
> > options and so on. In other words, the backend should be as much flexible as
> > possible.
> > Thus I'd prefer the following:
> > method 1.: add sync_addtargetpkg, sync_addtargetgrp and so on to libalpm
> > method 2.: keep the current method, but give an option to front-end (through
> > trans flags) to tell libalpm what he wants.
> > Bye
> >
> >
> Hmm ok, I'll hold this one then.
> It's indeed related to the Sg patch I started to write. But I couldn't find
> anything that satisfied me. Maybe considering to change the backend will
> help.

Because this removes currently dead code, I'm going to merge it for
now. I do agree with Nagy's sentiment that in the future we should
ensure the frontend does have flexibility to do what they wish to do.
Of course, I hate trans flags as well...


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