[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Add interactive provider selection

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sat Jan 22 20:39:09 EST 2011

On 23/01/11 10:58, Xavier Chantry wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 5, 2010 at 4:55 AM, Allan McRae<allan at archlinux.org>  wrote:
>> I think that if we are providing a selection dialog for provides then it
>> should present packages from all repos to choose from.  Otherwise it seems a
>> half feature to me.
> So my working branch provides a full feature now !
> Mostly first patch : Add interactive provider selection
> and next to last : select_display: per-database output

 > sudo src/pacman/pacman -S smtp-server
:: There are 4 providers available for smtp-server:
:: Repository testing
    1) postfix
:: Repository extra
    2) postfix
:: Repository community
    3) courier-mta  4) exim

Which one do you want to install?
Enter a number (default=1):

Awesome!   Incredibly minor and pedantic points...  The blank line 
between the final line of providers and "Which one do you want to 
install?" is not there when selecting members of a group:


    53) udev  54) usbutils  55) util-linux-ng  56) vi  57) wget  58) which
    59) wpa_supplicant  60) xfsprogs
Which ones do you want to install?
Enter a selection (default=all):

That should be made consistent.   Also, perhaps change the "one" to 
"package" in the messages:

Which ones do you want to install?
Which packages do you want to install?


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