[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Remove -F/--freshen operation

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Wed Nov 21 13:32:33 EST 2007

> I'll just say this - I didn't even know this op existed, and looking
> at it, I'm still not even all that clear on what it does... looks to
> be the same functionality as saying 'no' to the "local package is up
> to date" question.

Are we sure that's what it does?  That's not how I read it's description
in the man page.

I'm guessing you could use it if you had downloaded a repo locally to a
usbkey/cd (think broadband at work/school, dialup at home).  You could
then change to that directory and do a pacman -F *.pkg.tar.gz to update
preexisting packages and not end up installing them all instead.


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