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

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 14:34:08 EST 2008

On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 08:20:58PM +0100, Nagy Gabor wrote:
> > 
> OK. I've never heart complaints against -Rd and -Sd; they are
> the real database and system breakers. But they are optional, nobody
> said, that you must use any of them. The same for --nonew. And using it
> is _my_ responsibility, not the package manager's. [Btw, my philosophy:
> If I'm not allowed to break my system, then my freedom is restricted
> (or I am treated like a child);-)]
> This was a FR, and personally I find it also useful. I don't see why
> this is so dangerous (I mean it worth not to suffice some needs,
> while there are no regressions to others). [Btw, I think this patch ugly
> because of patching back-end instead of the front-end, not because of
> its philosophy].
> I don't think, anyone can convince me about the (assumed) fact that this
> feature is bad, so I let the decision to Dan (as always). Technical
> discussion are welcome of course.

Well personally, I don't like Rd and Sd :)
But you have a valid point, and that's also why I was never 100 % against
your patch (even if I maybe made it sound like it :)). If we want to give
more power to users, and then its their jobs to not do stupid things with
it, then your patch is perfectly fine.

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