[pacman-dev] Doing more stuff with optdepends

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Mar 24 22:57:12 EDT 2009

Dieter Plaetinck wrote:
> 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.

I think Dario means a flag/config option for installing a package and 
ALL deps including optdepends.  I have added that to the wiki page.



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