[pacman-dev] pacman -D --help output

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed May 19 08:36:30 EDT 2010

On 19/05/10 09:22, Dan McGee wrote:
> On Tue, May 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> Saw this when I was playing some more with -D today.
>>> ./src/pacman/pacman -D --help
>> usage:  lt-pacman {-D --database}<options>  <package(s)>
>> options:
>>       --asdeps         mark packages as non-explicitly installed
>>       --asexplicit     mark packages as explicitly installed
>>       --config<path>    set an alternate configuration file
>>       --logfile<path>  set an alternate log file
>>       --noconfirm      do not ask for any confirmation
>>       --noprogressbar  do not show a progress bar when downloading files
>>       --noscriptlet    do not execute the install scriptlet if one exists
>>   -v, --verbose        be verbose
>>       --debug          display debug messages
>>   -r, --root<path>      set an alternate installation root
>>   -b, --dbpath<path>    set an alternate database location
>>       --cachedir<dir>  set an alternate package cache location
>>       --arch<arch>      set an alternate architecture
>> Are some of these options used with -D, or can they be removed?  I am
>> thinking of  --noprogressbar, --noscriptlet, --arch, --noconfirm (?).
> I think these show with every operation; they make no more sense with
> -Q either, right?
> That code is a bit of fun; if someone wants to fix it up a bit to make
> it show saner option lists then that would be pretty cool.

I have added this to my ever increasing TODO list.  But anyone else 
should feel free to tackle it.

I will also file a feature request on the bug tracker so this does not 
get lost.


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