[pacman-dev] [feature request] ignore lost+found in /var/lib/pacman when running -Sc
ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Sun Jul 20 08:01:27 EDT 2008
> solsTiCe d'Hiver wrote:
> > hi,
> > i am running pacman db inside a loop (humm to speed up some pacman
> > operation) and when i run pacman -Sc (or -Scc); i got
> > ...
> > Do you want to remove unused repositories? [Y/n] y
> > Do you want to remove /var/lib/pacman/lost+found? [Y/n] n
> > it's because i have a lost+found directory in /var/lib/pacman
> > because it's the root of a filesystem.
> > i find the question annyoing, as lost+found is NOT an unused
> > repository.
> > may be you could just ignore lost+found (on -Sc) so that the last
> > question above is not asked ? that will be be really unfortunate if
> > a real repo uses that name.
> > so simply do not ask the user.
> > on the other hand, as the user is asked about that where is the
> > problem ? if ever there are some files in lost+found, he/she would
> > have still plenty of time to fix it because he/she has to run
> > manually a -Sc command. and if there is a problem the first to do
> > is not to run -Sc !
> > a good or bad idea ?
> > your call
> I think your patch is fine.
Yes, the patch is fine, but I don't like it:
This is too "specific". Tomorrow an other user will arrive that his foo
put bar directory to /var/lib/pacman.
This /var/lib/pacman "root-cleanup" was introduced because of the old
db format, and can be dropped soon (or make configurable), that would be
I know that a configuration option for "skip-clean" is an
overkill, but it is still better (imho) than this hardcoded lost+found.
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