[pacman-dev] let cache cleanup scripts be called through -Sc but keep KeepCurrent and KeepInstalled as valid options

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 18:10:01 EDT 2011

On Thu, Aug 11, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Martti Kühne <mysatyre at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have a suggestion to make, concerning that cache cleaning topic of
> [1]. Pacman itself seems to cover some cache cleaning functionality
> with -Sc (I noticed when updating the config file). Would it not make
> sense to move that out into little scripts which in turn are called by
> pacman internally through the CleaningMethod (and transform that one
> into a shell command)?
> Another way would be adding the options
> CleaningMethod = CleanupScript
> CleanupScript = /path/to/my/cache_vacuum_cleaner
> Letting CleaningMethod = CleanupScript accept a second parameter, like
> CleaningMethod = CleanupScript <file> would look even nicer, but might
> break pacman's coding guidelines.
> That way everyone could staple his own cache cleaning script to
> pacman. If the idea is sort of accepted, I could look into the issue
> myself, even.

Seems a bit overkill when people can just call a different command.
I'd like to stay KISS here, and adding a whole script-invoking set of
code to the cleanup stuff seems a bit overkill.

4.0.0 will have a new paccache cleaning script [1] in contrib/.


[1] http://projects.archlinux.org/pacman.git/tree/contrib/paccache.in

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