[pacman-dev] REPLACES and FORCE in depends or desc files

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Thu May 22 10:36:52 EDT 2008

> While inspecting the freshly rebuilt databases, I noticed the
> following problem :
> * repo-add adds these two entries in desc file
> * pacman reads them from desc file (for both local or sync db)
> * pacman writes them to depends file (only possible with local db)

Good catch.

> > I guess the quickest / easiest fix is to fix db_write to also put
> force / replaces in the desc file, and then have a new 3.1.x release.
> The local database will be slightly messed up but it will go away
> eventually, as upgrade goes.
> Note that this is totally harmless, because the force / replaces in
> local db are totally unused. They were just added for consistency /
> completeness, and to have all informations on -Qi operations.
> So harmless but still worth fixing imo.



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