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

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Tue Jun 10 08:51:32 EDT 2008

Xavier wrote:
> 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 :
> http://www.archlinux.org/pipermail/pacman-dev/2008-March/011315.html

Should these sort of messages be in the backend at all?

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