[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Allow querying directory ownership

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue May 22 02:38:42 EDT 2012

On 22/05/12 11:20, Andrew Gregory wrote:
> On Tue, 22 May 2012 08:28:11 +1000
> Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> The restriction of not checking the ownership of a directory is
>> unnecessary given that all the package filelists contain this
>> information. Remove this restriction, with the expectation that you
>> might get multiple packages returned for a given directory.
>> Additionally attempt to minimise the number of files getting through
>> to the slow realpath call.
>> This combines ideas from two patches that have been around for a long
>> time.
>> Original-work-by: Andrew Gregory <andrew.gregory.8 at gmail.com>
>> Original-work-by: Dan McGee <dan at archlinux.org>
>> Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
> I actually decided to try tackling this again recently too.  If
> you're interested, you can see the most recent incarnation here:
> http://bitbucket.org/andrewgregory/pacman/changesets/tip/directory_owner
> It gets rid of a lot of the basename/dirname stuff which I think makes
> it a lot easier to follow.

I had a quick look through your patch.  It is quite a change to the code
so there is not anything obvious for me to grab into this one.

How far would your patch be from being ready?  If the answer is really
soon, and Dan likes the look of your changes, then I am quite happy for
"my" patch to be ignored.


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