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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 13:47:02 EST 2007

On Wed, Nov 21, 2007 at 01:32:33PM -0500, Dale Blount 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.

I'm sure that's not what it does. It does as described in the man page, or as
I tried to explain a few posts above.

> 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.

I see, that's useful in that case indeed. I'm probably lucky I never had to
do that.
But if you downloaded the whole repo, you will also have the db.tar.gz,
right? So you can always extract that, and then use -Su. But that's less
/me thinks ..

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