[pacman-dev] Doing more stuff with optdepends

Dario Freddi drf54321 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 13:59:35 EDT 2009

Let me add more fire here: what I feel is really missing is an option (maybe a 
pmtransflag for implementation details) for installing optdepends. Otherwise, 
even with those suggestions, they really remain nothing but some lines of 
text. It could be implemented as a flag (better imho) or as a pacman.conf 

On Friday 06 March 2009 01:15:10 Allan McRae wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been thinking about optdepends and if we can improve the handling
> of them.  So, given I am better at making wiki pages than patches...
> http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Pacman_OptDepends
> What do people think about this idea?  Are there other sensible
> additions to that proposal?
> I know that optdepends were originally for getting rid of informational
> messages but I have some packages on my system that are installed
> "explicitly" when they are really (opt)deps for other packages.
> Allan
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Dario Freddi
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