[pacman-dev] IgnorePkg, Holdpkg in libalpm/remove.c
shiningxc at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 07:31:44 EST 2007
On Mon, Nov 26, 2007 at 12:00:54PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> Here is a pactest file derived from remove042.py [not to commit]:
> self.description = "Cascade remove a package required by a HoldPkg package"
> lp1 = pmpkg("pkg1")
> lp1.depends = ["imaginary"]
> self.addpkg2db("local", lp1)
> lp2 = pmpkg("pkg2")
> lp2.provides = ["imaginary"]
> self.addpkg2db("local", lp2)
> self.option["holdpkg"] = ["pkg1"]
> self.args = "-Rc %s" % lp2.name
> [Note: lp2.requiredby is not needed now.]
> As you see, -Rc simply elects a holdpkg for removal without any warning [but at
> least it prints a package summary before commit].
> The same for -Rs <- this is "harder" to fix [elegantly], because
> alpm_recursedeps is a general-purpose deps.c function.
> You probably noticed IgnorePkg in the subject: -Rs and -Rc show, that this can
> be useful with -R too [we may differentiate between RemoveIgnorePkg,
> UpgradeIgnorePkg, and (transaction) IgnorePkg].
Why? Isn't HoldPkg already equivalent to RemoveIgnorePkg? This sounds like
unnecessary complication to me.
However, the scope of HoldPkg might be extended for covering Rc and Rs too,
as you suggested.
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