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

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Mon Mar 3 02:57:05 EST 2008

> 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.
> Allan

I agree, that the command line is ugly, but
1. pacman is not distro specific
2. Archlinux has "rolling fashion" package upgrades; where pacman -S "pkg1 pkg2
pkg3 ... pkgn" is supported; thus dependencies should be filled in properly
3. The ugly command will prevent using it "accidentally"
4. This was a FR.


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