[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New Rg option

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Tue Sep 18 08:24:24 EDT 2007

> On Tue, Sep 18, 2007 at 02:00:24PM +0200, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > > +1 on making -g work both for -S and -R.
> > > 
> > > However, why don't we do the following for backwards compatability:
> > > 1. pacman -S grppkg: look for a package named grppkg, then group
> > > 2. pacman -Sg grppkg: look for a group named grppkg (and ignore a
> > > package if there is one)
> > > 3. pacman -R grppkg: only remove a package named grppkg (I don't think
> > > group removal is used enough to warrant keeping backwards compat)
> > > 4. pacman -Rg grppkg: remove a group named grppkg
> > IMHO that would be a bit confusing. And differentiate between group and
> package
> > install would help to keep the code clean.
> >  
> Which part exactly is confusing?

I understand Dan's idea, but
1. I don't like "undeterministic" things, so if I (or crond ;-) do a "pacman -Sy
favgrp", I want to do a group install independent from the current state of sync
repos (today pacman may install a group, tomorrow pacman may install a package...)
2. Why should I do "pacman -S favgrp", when I can do "pacman -Sg favgrp"?
3. Personally, I didn't like the current method either (pacman -S group).

But I must mention one advantage of Dan's method: "pacman -S group package" also
works (but I never want to do this ;-)

Bye, ngaba

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