[pacman-dev] feature request: -R group

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Mon Oct 22 08:56:27 EDT 2007

> Please add this to the bug tracker
OK, and I will add an other one to there:
An option to "-R group" would be nice to remove the "removable"
packages from the 'group': i.e. remove packages, which belongs to
'group' and the transaction won't cause any dependency breaks.
For example, you want to remove 'group', which contains 100 packages.
And 'foo' package in 'group' (contra 99) is a needed dependency of
'bar' (which doesn't belong to 'group' and you don't want to remove it).
You have to answer to 100 questions, because "pacman -R group --ignore
foo" doesn't work neither (<- this is the 2nd request;-), and answering
yes to "remove whole content?" would induce dependency error.
Yes, the main limitation of the current front-end appears when you want
to work with groups.
Bye, ngaba

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