[pacman-dev] some limitations of the current front-end, new -D option

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Wed Sep 12 15:07:59 EDT 2007

On Wed, Sep 12, 2007 at 11:56:51AM -0600, Scott Horowitz wrote:
> On 9/12/07, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> > There are some particular cases where the previous behavior was better
> > imo. Mostly when you reinstall a package for testing/debugging purpose,
> > because you have some problems with it.
> > Some users even try to reinstall all installed packages sometimes. This would
> > lose all REASON information.
> That was my first reaction too. I'd argue that it is, in fact, MOST
> cases where the previous behavior was better. I'm having trouble
> coming up with a use case where you'd ever prefer to have a package's
> reason set to explicit if it doesn't absolutely have to be. Can
> someone point one out?

Well, there is the xorg situation which I mentioned earlier :

After the removal of the xorg package, all its deps become orphan, but you
might dislike that.

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