[pacman-dev] "local version is up to date. Upgrade anyway?" question

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 09:04:54 EST 2007

For testing the last patch from Nagy that makes the "dependency cycle"
warning more verbose, I wanted to do :
pacman -S base
But then cancel the operation.
The problem is that, for every package, I got the following question :
local version is up to date. Upgrade anyway?

I couldn't use --noconfirm , because I didn't want to actually do the
operation, only preview it.
Also, --noconfirm will answer other questions than this one.

Actually, this is exactly the issue that was mentioned in this thread :
The only way was to use the --ask option, which was too complicated and has
been removed. We probably don't need the power of this function anyway.
But maybe we could have a replacement, just for this "local version is up to
date" question.
Or, is this question really useful anyway? How often do we try installing an
already installed package, without the intention to reinstall it?

Or maybe pacman could just print a warning instead :
# pacman -S foo
warning : foo is already installed

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