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

William Giokas 1007380 at gmail.com
Wed May 29 22:10:57 EDT 2013

On Thu, May 30, 2013 at 12:02:56PM +1000, Phillip Smith wrote:
> On 30 May 2013 11:55, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> And one more I thought of while thinking about this more. paccache
> only keeps the _newest_ package it finds. Do we really want to assume
> that the user is adding the very newest package in the directory and
> have paccache blat the package they are trying to add?
> It's probably reasonable in 99.9% of cases, but there's that corner
> case where unexpected behaviour will result.

Honestly, something I thought of, maybe have it move the package,
instead of deleting it. If users want things to be deleted they can
point the location to /dev/null or something. That way if something is
changed and you want to go back, you can just move around some packages
instead of having to rebuild.


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