[pacman-dev] Another proposal for the "-Sy libjpeg" problem

Nagy Gabor ngaba at bibl.u-szeged.hu
Mon Aug 24 12:53:31 EDT 2009


I think the problem is known for everyone, if a user upgrades a package
(without -Su), he can easily get "error while loading shared libraries".

The most perfect (but maybe overkill) solution is Florian's one:
(that patch needs some work on optdepends side, but that is not so

I mention a simpler one: Add a new switch to upgrade reversedeps too
(recursively), ie. "pacman -S --reversedeps libjpeg" would upgrade all
packages depend on (the local) libjpeg. This should be straightforward
to implement and imho this is a bit more sophisticated than the "pacman
-Syu libjpeg" request (see bugs.archlinux.org :-P).



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