[pacman-dev] [PATCH] No error in makepkg when removing deps fails
mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Fri Apr 4 00:55:33 EDT 2008
Miklos Vajna wrote:
> just do a -Q, save it, do a -Q after the build, diff the two list and
> remove the difference. so that if you did -S mta, you'll get postfix in
> the diff, or so.
I just implemented this strategy and while it would work for packages
that did not bring in too many dependencies, trying to build a more
complex package in a clean chroot failed due to the large number of deps
installed (e.g. xine-lib brings in 88 packages). The resulting package
list is too long to be removed in one command (sudo: unable to execute
/usr/bin/pacman: Argument list too long).
I don't see why this is necessary. If building using makepkg and you
see it fails to remove deps, then get the list from "pacman -Qtd". If
using makechrootpkg then just remove the "$CHROOT_SHELL/rw" directory
and all is fixed. I see the failure to remove the installed packages as
a failure in pacman. It should be able to "-Rs" chained dependencies
and provides. I don't like working around the true source of the
problem. So I doubt I will add to my initial patch - it solved the
problem I was trying to solve and let the user know there was a problem
removing deps which is all I think is necessary. If someone else wants
to add to it then go for it.
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