[pacman-dev] [RFC] pactree rewrite in C

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Oct 11 19:44:17 EDT 2010

On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:12:47PM +0200, Xavier Chantry wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 5:10 PM, Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com> wrote:
> >
> > Oooh, thanks for the reminder -- I had meant to resolve command line
> > args as providers and never got around to it. I'll need to read up on
> > dot's graph specification language. My next project needs to revolve
> > around increasing the number of hours in a given weekend.
> >
> Don't worry, take as many weekends as you want (well not too much :D),
> as this will be planned for the next major release 3.5.0 (minor
> releases == bugfixes).
> Let's hope this will happen in a few months, but it often gets delayed.
> In any cases, it would be awesome if you could complete this.

Not a problem. I merged it into a branch off of my pacman repo today
(hurray for learning about git-filter-branch) and weaved it into
Makefile.am. This should be feature complete in a few weeks at most.

One issue -- I'm not very familiar with autotools. When I build, pactree
in src/util is "compiled" into a shell script. The real binary seems to
be left behind src/util/.libs, and this doesn't seem to be the case for
the other binaries in the directory. If you get a chance, I've got a
pacman branch at:


with my work in the pactree-c branch. Could you take a glance at it (no
rush) and let me know if I've done something wrong with Makefile.am or
neglected to mention the binary elsewhere for libtool?



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