[pacman-dev] -Sp is broken?
shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 02:55:00 EST 2007
On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 11:47:49PM -0600, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2007 1:03 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 03, 2007 at 07:52:44PM +0200, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > > -Sp simply seems to be broken.
> > > If I do pacman -Sp evince, I get the following error:
> > > 'error: evince': transaction not initialized
> > > error: failed to release transaction (transaction not initialized)
> > >
> > See http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/6812
> > git is currently broken because of this commit :
> > http://projects.archlinux.org/git/?p=pacman.git;a=commit;h=b86479cf9b584c62dbda967902cee2a81678c9ef
> > However, after reverting this commit, this command still needs to be run as
> > root for working. That wasn't the case with pacman 3.0 ..
> So who wants to tackle this one? Hopefully we can get a real solution
> to this crap in 3.2, but we may have to hack something out here for
It took me a while to understand this problem again, though I already
explained it in this old thread :
"Oh... I just figured out why this happens. In pacman 3.0, the lock was in
/tmp/pacman.lck , while it's now in /var/lib/pacman/db.lck.
So previously, a normal user could lock. And not anymore.. "
So, I don't know, should we explictly skip locking the db in alpm_trans_init
in case of PRINTURIS ?
That sounds really ugly.
But if you do that, besides putting the PRINTURIS check back in
needs_transaction , src/pacman/util.c , then it might work.
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