[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/5] RFC: epoch implementation

Xavier Chantry chantry.xavier at gmail.com
Sat Oct 9 06:30:52 EDT 2010

On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 3:47 AM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> I just took these for a spin....
> allan at mugen /home/arch/code/pacman (epoch)
>> sudo ./src/pacman/pacman -Syu
> <snip>
> Targets (24): blas-3.2.2-2  crafty-23.3-1  db-4.8.26-2
>              foomatic-db-4.0.5_20100816-1 foomatic-filters-4.0.5_20100816-1
>              foomatic-db-engine-4.0.5_20100816-1  ghostscript-9.00-1
>              gsfonts-1.0.7pre44-2  imagemagick-  libffi-3.0.9-1
>              libimobiledevice-1.0.3-1  libraw1394-2.0.5-1 libshout-2.2.2-3
>              libvdpau-0.4-1  sqlite3-3.7.3-1  qt-4.7.0-3  rasqal-0.9.20-1
>              redland-1.0.11-1  soundconverter-1.5.3-4  tdb-1.2.1-2
>              ttf-liberation-  vim-runtime-7.3.3-2
>              vim-7.3.3-2  vte-0.26.0-4
> Total Download Size:    37.54 MB
> Total Installed Size:   264.40 MB
> ...

So these are all the packages on your system with force flag ?
Maybe now would be a good time to review which of those really need
force flag, drop it if it has been unnecessary for a while.
Then if upstream mess up version again or for next need of downgrade,
start using epoch.

Btw this problem happens just once , right ? After this first
reinstall of force package, epoch gets written to local database and
then it's fine ?

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