[pacman-dev] [PATCH] repo-add; add option to remove existing package files from disk

William Giokas 1007380 at gmail.com
Wed May 29 22:02:30 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 11:46:16AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 30/05/13 11:32, William Giokas wrote:
> > Honestly, this is when I would say to call paccache in your repo-add
> > function. As there is no separation between pacman and pacman-contrib
> > anymore, it doesn't need any extra deps. Then things could still be done
> > in one step while not duplicating code and introducing possible bugs.
> I'm actually leaning towards liking this patch (but have a fix that is
> needed...).  Currently repo management is a very tedious process.  This
> alleviates some of the strain.

Makes sense. I have no problems with it, I just think that if we already
have a tool to do this and more, why not use that, but something simple

> If you look at it, there is no code duplication.  All it does is delete
> the current version from the repo directory before it updates to the new
> package.  It won't clean up older packages than that.

Yes, but if this is going to expand, then it may become more and more
similar to paccache.

> paccache is a very much more generic cache cleaner.  This is purely repo
> management and I think belongs in repo-add.
> Does that make sense?

Makes complete sense. Just think that it's good to look at alternatives
that we already have.

> Allan

> One more thing.  I don't want repo-add depending on stuff in contrib.
> repo-add gets installed with "make install" but contrib does not.

Okay. I understand.

> Allan

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