[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Fix warning messages when syncing installed package

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Tue Jun 10 08:33:06 EDT 2008

On Mon, Jun 9, 2008 at 10:48 AM, Allan McRae <mcrae_allan at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Um, no.... I missed that completely.
> I think your version is the much cleaner way to do this.  However, it
> still prints the warning messages ("forcing upgrade" & "is newer than")
> in _alpm_pkg_compare_versions when using --print-uris and --downloadonly.

But note that my patch totally removes the "uptodate -- skipping" and
"uptodate -- reinstalling" messages.
I am still wondering whether we want them or not. They might be
informative when there is a small number of targets, but when you want
to install / reinstall a group : pacman -S base
or to complete a group with the missing packages : pacman -S --needed base
then it is totally unreadable and useless.

Maybe an indicator which shows which targets are already up-to-date
would be more useful. Or even always showing the currently installed
version of each targets, which is imo a very useful information.
Like that column based output did :

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