[pacman-dev] Doing more stuff with optdepends
dieter at plaetinck.be
Tue Mar 24 15:38:25 EDT 2009
On Tue, 24 Mar 2009 18:59:35 +0100
Dario Freddi <drf54321 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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 option
Well, you can install optdeps as regular deps, if you combine that with
the new tricks that are proposed on Allan's wiki page then most (all?)
use cases should be taken care of (cleaning up orphans, etc) without the
need for anything too drastic.
> 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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