[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Mark already installed optional dependencies

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Sun Aug 5 13:41:04 EDT 2012

On Sun, Aug 05, 2012 at 07:18:12PM +0200, Arokux B. wrote:
> Hi,
> is something going to happen with this patch? I think the feature it
> introduces is really useful. This was my first patch to pacman and
> I've spent quite some time to make it, so it's really discouraging to
> see buried in the mailing list.
> Thanks
> Arokux

And in my original reply to you, I pointed out that we already have a
patchset that deals with optdepends in a more complete way. I'll link it
again so that there's no confusion:


And I'll also point you to roadmap in the wiki that mentions this:


It's not that we're not interested in the feature. Rather, we are, but
we're more interested in the complete solution that the patchset
provides. A one-off that addresses a singular problem with alpm's
optdepends handling is not interesting given a more thorough
alternative. That said, it has a few problems which weren't addressed,
and the author no longer has interest (they're using Exherbo these

If you're interested in seeing this merged, I suggest grabbing the
previous author's branch [1], rebasing the patchset, and addressing the
concerns that Dan raises in the ML thread that I linked above.


[1] https://github.com/moben/pacman

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