[pacman-dev] [PATCH] New --nonew option (resubmit)

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 2 22:13:45 EST 2008

Xavier wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 02:11:11PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
>> +*\--nonew*::
>> +	Pacman won't install new (not-yet-installed) packages, except if they are
>> +	needed by others (as dependency). This is mostly used in group
>> +	operations to restrict pacman to installed packages of the group.
>> +	For example 'pacman -S base --nonew --needed' will upgrade your
>> +	base group, but won't add new packages from base.
>> +	
> Should we really support upgrading a particular set of packages (as opposed
> to the whole system with -Su) by adding features to ease up that task?
The example "pacman -S base --nonew --needed" command seemed a great way 
for people to break their system to me.  If there are a lot of rebuilds 
with a major package update (e.g. perl, db, kernel26...) then it would 
be possible to run into trouble.

Also, I don't know of any distro that officially supports systems that 
are not fully updated.


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