[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New Rg option

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Sep 11 11:22:43 EDT 2007

On Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 04:48:49PM +0200, Mateusz Jedrasik wrote:
> Tuesday 11 of September 2007 16:22:05 Nagy Gabor napisał(a):
> > > That's probably a good idea, I made a patch for it.
> > > pacman -R xorg will only try to remove the xorg package,
> > > pacman -Rg xorg will only try to remove the xorg group.
> >
> > I must mention a backward:
> > -if the user wants to remove one group and one package with one command, he
> > cannot do that (however, this is a rare, and this is a _front-end_ problem)
> >
> > In my opinion we should implement both -Sg and -Rg or neither of them. (-Sg
> > now lists the group members, after this we could pick the question to the
> > user: "Do you want to install the whole group?" [yes/no/quit] or we should
> > rename the current -Sg to -Si or to -Sig)
> >
> I don't think we need -Sg. As long as during a pacman -S group_package pacman 
> pus a big info (like currently it does with kde for example or gnome afaik 
> and allows for choosing components) that should/would be ok. Because if you 
> implement -Sg then doing pacman -S xorg will do what? Nothing? Or just 
> install en empty group withtout pulling the actual group contents? Silly ;-)

Btw, I hope you all saw the hidden C in the subject.

Otherwise, it looks like -S has exactly the opposite problem.
It is only possible to install the xorg metapackage, not the xorg group,
when both exist.

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