[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add CheckNewVersion option.

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Tue Feb 19 10:47:05 EST 2008

> Hmm, so say I put glibc in my CheckNewVersion option list, and I am
> not running the version in the sync DB. If I were to do this:
> pacman -S mpd
> I would be prompted to upgrade glibc? This seems a bit overreaching,
> as this is exactly what I did today on my server box. :) I would
> prefer it only be invoked on a --sysupgrade operation. But you do have
> a valid point.

I think you shouldn't add glibc to CheckNewVersion (if you add too many packages
there the option loses its purpose imho: it is a _pacman_ newversion check to
ensure we will commit the transaction with the latest package manager). I don't
see why should be glibc update done first even with -Su.
> I'm also not sure about "CheckNewVersion" from a naming standpoint.
> Maybe something more like "UpgradeFirst" or something? We check for a
> new version of every package, so the name seems a bit misleading.

/me shrugs.


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