[pacman-dev] [PATCH] remove --force option from repo-add.

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Sun Feb 3 18:30:04 EST 2008

On Feb 2, 2008 5:32 PM, Xavier <shiningxc at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dan McGee wrote:
> > Before I even dive into the patch, I asked Xavier to send this one
> > here for opinions from others. I am currently in favor of not removing
> > the --force option from repo-add, so that one would not have to
> > rebuild a package in order to mark it as force in a database that
> > might be on a different computer from where you built the package, so
> > makepkg -R is unavailable. But I would love to hear your thoughts.
> >
> Just for clarifying my point of view, I didn't like this special
> handling of the force flag. There are many other options you can get
> wrong in the PKGBUILD, and these aren't fixed by using repo-add flags.
> They are fixed in the PKGBUILD itself.
> I just like the idea of having everything in a single place ;)

I agree with Xavier here. The special force handling was annoying, and
should be deleted no that the force metadata is in the package

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