[pacman-dev] [PATCH 0/3] Add "Usage" option for repos
d at falconindy.com
Tue Sep 3 10:14:34 EDT 2013
On Tue, Sep 03, 2013 at 04:02:07PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 21/08/13 11:57, Dave Reisner wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 11:17:13AM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> >> On 05/08/13 03:25, Dave Reisner wrote:
> >>> I've been using these patches for a while now (see the author date on the
> >>> actual patches) and would like to present them again for feedback. I've
> >>> found it tremendously useful (particularly as an Arch packager) to be able
> >>> to keep an eye on other repos like [staging] without actually having them
> >>> enabled.
> >> I like these patches, and I believe I had the last version of them on my
> >> working branch for a while. I have just one comment for some discussion:
> >>> +*Usage =* ...::
> >>> + Set the usage level for this repository. This option takes a list of
> >> tokens
> >>> + which must be at least one of the following:
> >>> + *Sync*;;
> >>> + Enables refreshes for this repository.
> >>> + *Search*;;
> >>> + Enables searching for this repository.
> >>> + *Install*;;
> >>> + Enables installation of packages from this repository during a
> >> '\--sync'
> >>> + operation.
> >>> + *Upgrade*;;
> >>> + Allows this repository to be a valid source of packages when
> >> performing
> >>> + a '\--sysupgrade'.
> >>> + *All*;;
> >>> + Enables all of the above features for the repository. This is the
> >> default
> >>> + if not specified.
> >> I think the description here needs to be clearer. Sync allows use to
> >> list the contents of the repo with -Sl?
> > Acting on a repo explicitly should ignore usage. I suppose I could make
> > that clear.
> >> Search, Install and Upgrade obviously imply Sync. Does Install only
> >> allow explicit installation - i.e. "-S repo/foo", or is "-S foo" enough?
> > If you set 'Install' for Usage, '-S foo' is sufficient.
> >> Is Upgrade different from All? I would assume it implies Install (just
> >> by description).
> > -U has no concept of repos. Usage isn't relevant here.
> >> So here is my suggestion. Can we put these in an order where the higher
> >> up ones imply everything below?
> >> Sync < Search < Install < Upgrade == All
> >> Allan
> > Hrmm. So, I suspect that 'Sync Search' will be the common alternative as
> > 'Sync' or 'Search' on their own are not very useful, though 'Sync' alone
> > will still allow for -S $repo/$pkg. 'Install' without 'Sync' *and*
> > 'Search' isn't very useful either, but if you want the effects of all 3
> > of these, you simply don't specify usage.
> > I'm +0 on the idea of adding a hierarchy. Anyone else have an opinion?
> On IRC we discussed not adding the hierarchy and adding some more
> @Dave: are the patches on your branch good to go now?
Yeah, I rehashed some of the documentation to make it a bit clearler.
What's on my branch should be good to go.
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