[pacman-dev] -Qu vs -Su

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 17:49:52 EDT 2007

On 9/28/07, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 11:20:08PM +0200, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > > The issue reported by Dan is the following :
> > > The -Qu output is different than -Su one, because -Su resolves dependencies,
> > > while -Qu does not.
> >
> > IMHO -Qu is needless [I've never used that]. -Qu should do the same as
> > alpm_sync_upgrade with some automatic answers (duplicated code or tricky
> > transaction manipulations, grr), so user can also do -Su and break the transaction.
> >
> I never used -Qu either. But I believe it's used by a few package upgrade
> notifiers.
> duplicated code vs tricky transaction manipulations, I think that sums up the
> problem well.
> I wanted to avoid the first, and Aaron want to avoid the second..

I think, what I really wanted to do is supplant the original code.
The way we do transactions is so messy, I would rather have functional
code that DOESN'T use our hackey transactions and add it in later.

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