[pacman-dev] Move -Sw to front-end

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 13:30:47 EDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 6:26 PM, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> 2. you have to build/free a new list
> 3. you can call on "spkg->pkg" for each sync package
> This is not much difference, indeed.
> Btw, almost all alpm functions require pmpkg_t*, resolvedeps,
> checkdeps, checkconflicts... So "build/free a new list" is already done
> in many places.

So that is what I thought. Using a list is fine too.

> I assume that filecache is modified via alpm. (This is partly true,
> because -Sc is implemented in the front-end!) This is closer to reality
> than the current hardwired stuff.


> Yes I thought that download function should handle that. I thought
> about a very primitive delta_path handling as a starting point. (If all
> delta downloads were successful, clear delta_path, if one of them was
> unsuccessful, set delta_path (and download_size) to "not computed")

Hmm... If one of them was unsuccessful, maybe it should just revert to
the normal non-delta case?

>> > I may mixed many things here, and I may misunderstand something
>> > (this delta stuff made things quite complicated in sync.c)
>> >
>> I agree, this complicates things quite a lot for no benefit (at least
>> for now).
> And it is difficult to test them...

True. What Nathan did might help :

> I still don't know what to do;-)
> I even don't know whether you support the primary "goal": cleaner
> trans_commit.

Of course, I always support cleaner anything.

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