[pacman-dev] Bad error message on invalid pacman -S operation

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri May 1 22:07:46 EDT 2009

Dan McGee wrote:
> I did "pacman -S" today instead of "pacman -U", and I noticed the
> error message is not all that great, and I think this is a regression:
> dmcgee at galway ~/projects/arch-repos/valgrind/trunk
> $ pacS /home/makepkg/packages/valgrind-3.4.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz
> Password:
> error: repository '' not found
> error: '/home/makepkg/packages/valgrind-3.4.1-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.gz': no
> such repository

Definitely a regression:
 > pacman -S sed-4.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz
sed-4.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz package not found, searching for group...
error: 'sed-4.2-1-i686.pkg.tar.gz': not found in sync db

But... why is it thinking the file name is a repository?  And what about 
the '' repoisitory not found.  That is really weird.


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