[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Remove pmsyncpkg_t

Xavier shiningxc at gmail.com
Sat Apr 11 15:23:48 EDT 2009

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 8:29 PM, Nagy Gabor <ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu> wrote:
> Hi!
> Since the patch is quite long and it depends on my working branch, I
> don't send it here directly. It can be found in my repo (it is a new
> branch): http://repo.or.cz/w/pacman-ng.git
> ---quote---
> Remove pmsyncpkg_t
> pmsyncpkg_t data sructure was removed:
> 1. pmpkg_t.reason is used instead of pmsyncpkg_t.newreason. (The target
> packages come from sync repos, so we can use this field without any
> problems. Upgrade transaction also uses this field to store this info.)
> 2. pmsyncpkg_t.removes was moved to pmpkg_t.removes.
> This step requires careful programming, because we don't duplicate packages
> when we add them to trans->packages. So we modify sync pkgcache when we
> add this transaction-only info to our package. Hence it is important to
> free this list when we remove any package from the target list
> (remove_unresolvable, remove_conflicts, trans_free), otherwise this could
> confuse the new sync transactions (with non-pacman GUI).

Maybe a stupid comment, without looking at the code, but couldn't we
make sure the removes fields are cleared when creating a new

> Overall, our code became ~100 line shorter, and we can call our helper
> functions directly on trans->packages in sync.c, we don't need to maintain
> parallel package lists.

That's quite nice indeed.

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