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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 13:42:06 EST 2007

On Nov 21, 2007 12:32 PM, Dale Blount <dale at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > 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.

Rereading it, it's not sync related, it's a parallel to the -A and -U options.

> 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.

This is such an edge case though. Using repo-add foo.db.tar.gz
*.pkg.tar.gz and then adding a conf entry for that DB will cover this
case if it's needed, anyway

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