[pacman-dev] [PATCH 3/5] Document database checking options
allan at archlinux.org
Sun Dec 28 12:07:53 UTC 2014
The required adding a Database Option section to the pacman man page
and adding more complete documentation for --asdeps and --asexplicit
Signed-off-by: Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org>
doc/pacman.8.txt | 29 +++++++++++++++++++++++++----
1 file changed, 25 insertions(+), 4 deletions(-)
diff --git a/doc/pacman.8.txt b/doc/pacman.8.txt
index 7443615..3fef08d 100644
@@ -35,10 +35,10 @@ as an argument, targets will be read from stdin.
- Modify the package database. This operation allows you to modify certain
- attributes of the installed packages in pacman's database. At the
- moment, you can only change the install reason using '\--asdeps' and
- '\--asexplicit' options.
+ Operate on the package database. This operation allows you to modify
+ certain attributes of the installed packages in pacman's database. It
+ also allows you to check the databases for internal consistency.
+ See <<DO,Database Options>> below.
Query the package database. This operation allows you to view installed
@@ -431,6 +431,27 @@ system upgrade and install/upgrade the "foo" package in the same operation.
+ Mark a package as non-explicitly installed; in other words, set their install
+ reason to be installed as a dependency.
+ Mark a package as explicitly installed; in other words, set their install
+ reason to be explicitly installed. This is useful it you want to keep a
+ package installed even when it was initially installed as a dependency
+ of another package.
+ Check the local package database is internally consistent. This will
+ check all required files are present and that installed packages have
+ the required dependencies, do not conflict and that multiple packages
+ do not own the same file. Specifying this option twice will perform
+ a check on the sync databases to ensure all specified dependencies
+ are available.
Handling Config Files[[HCF]]
Pacman uses the same logic as 'rpm' to determine action against files that are
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